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sensible

adjective  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 family car sensible shoes
sensibly
adverb  us   /ˈsen·sə·bli/
You have to eat more sensibly.
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