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what does the word sensible mean?

 
 
Reply Mon 11 May, 2015 09:20 pm
a houseful of sensible furniture
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jespah
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2015 05:37 am
@graham2009,
Go to Google and type definition sensible.

And you will get your answer. You can do this with any word where you don't know the definition. E. g. definition distaff, or whatever.
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selectmytutor
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2015 06:00 am
@graham2009,
Hi Graham2009,
You should check on google Wink
Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2015 06:24 am
@selectmytutor,
You seem to be a content bot, all you ever do is to echo the last post. Jesus, this is ridiculous. Now i'm talking to electronic robots.
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 12 May, 2015 06:36 am
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graham2009
 
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Reply Sat 16 May, 2015 03:20 am
@graham2009,
The word sensible is usually used to modify a person. H ere I think sensible may be used to describe the furniture, means the furniture is well placed in the house, am I right?
Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Sat 16 May, 2015 03:41 am
@graham2009,
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The word sensible is usually used to modify a person.

No, it can equally well be used to modify things, concrete or abstract. A sensible hat, a sensible car, a sensible choice, a sensible plan, a sensible approach to a situation. It just means pragmatic, level-headed, etc, but it has a particular meaning when applied to objects, especially things that are bought or chosen such as clothes, furniture, cars, houses, etc (see (2) below)

Depending on context, one might interpret "sensible" furniture as being dull, ugly, unfashionable, unexciting, boring, etc.

sensible (adjective)

(1) Done or chosen in accordance with wisdom or prudence; likely to be of benefit.
"I cannot believe that it is sensible to spend so much"

(of a person) possessing or displaying prudence.
"he was a sensible and capable boy"

(2) (Of an object) practical and functional rather than decorative.
"My mother always made me have sensible shoes"


synonyms: practical, realistic, responsible, full of common sense, reasonable, rational, logical, sound, circumspect, balanced, sober, no-nonsense, pragmatic, level-headed, serious-minded, thoughtful, commonsensical, down-to-earth, wise, prudent, mature, judicious, sagacious, sharp, shrewd, far-sighted, intelligent, clever.

antonyms: foolish

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Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Sat 16 May, 2015 03:52 am
@graham2009,
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means the furniture is well placed in the house, am I right?

No, it does not mean that.
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