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sensibleadjective

uk   us   /ˈsen.sɪ.bl̩/
  • sensible adjective (GOOD JUDGMENT)

B1 based on or ​acting on good ​judgment and ​practicalideas or ​understanding: a sensible ​answer/​approach/​compromise/​option a sensible ​person I ​think the sensible thing to do is ​call and ​ask for ​directions. It would be sensible to take an ​umbrella. Sensible ​clothes or ​shoes are ​practical and ​suitable for the ​purpose they are ​needed for, ​rather than being ​attractive or ​fashionable: It could be ​cold and ​wet so ​pack some sensible ​clothes.

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(Definition of sensible from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sensibleadjective

 us   /ˈsen·sə·bəl/
having or using good ​judgment; ​reasonable: She was sensible and ​easy to ​deal with. The only sensible thing to do is ​recycle. If an ​object is sensible, it is ​practical but not ​exciting: a sensible ​familycar sensible ​shoes
sensibly
adverb  us   /ˈsen·sə·bli/
You have to ​eat more sensibly.
(Definition of sensible from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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