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Sensible and reasonable

realistic

adjective

able to understand and accept things as they really are

practical

adjective

making sensible decisions and choices, especially the types of decisions and choices that you have to make every day

sensible

adjective

reasonable and practical

rational

adjective

based on sensible practical reasons instead of emotions

logical

adjective

connecting ideas or reasons in a sensible way

mature

adjective

behaving in the sensible way that you would expect an adult to behave. This is usually used about children and young people

pragmatic

adjective

involving or emphasizing practical results rather than theories and ideas

balanced

adjective

a balanced person has a sensible and reasonable attitude toward life

grounded

adjective

confident and sensible, because you like yourself and you know what is important in life

clear-headed

adjective

able to think in a sensible and calm way

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