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Sensible and reasonable - thesaurus

Synonyms

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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adult

adjective

sensible or serious

advisable

adjective

if something is advisable, it is a good idea to do it, especially in order to avoid problems

businesslike

adjective

serious and effective in the way you deal with things

centered

adjective

sensible, calm, and confident

centred

the British spelling of centered

cogent

adjective

formal a cogent argument is reasonable and sensible

coherence

noun

the state of being coherent

coherent

adjective

a coherent statement is reasonable and sensible

coherent

adjective

speaking in a way that is sensible and that people can understand

coherent

adjective

in which all the different parts fit together in a sensible or pleasing way

collected

adjective

able to control your nervous or confused feelings

common sense

noun

using or involving common sense

concrete

adjective

practical

cool-headed

adjective

always staying calm in difficult situations

dependable

adjective

a dependable person always behaves in a sensible way and does what they say they will do

discriminating

adjective

able to judge whether or not something is good or suitable

down-to-earth

adjective

practical and sensible

earthbound

adjective

mainly literary very practical and without much imagination

enlightened

adjective

someone who is enlightened has attitudes that are considered modern and reasonable

equable

adjective

formal calm, reasonable, and not easily made angry or upset

even-tempered

adjective

not often angry or upset

good

adjective

reasonable or sensible

good-tempered

adjective

pleasant and not easily annoyed or upset

have (good) cause to do something

to have a strong reason for doing, thinking, or feeling something

have/keep your feet on the ground

to keep a sensible and practical attitude to life

healthy

adjective

a healthy attitude is good and sensible

imperturbable

adjective

formal always calm and not easily upset

in full possession of your faculties/senses

acting in a reasonable and sensible way

justifiable

adjective

if something is justifiable, there is a good reason for it

know better

used for saying that someone should not make a mistake, because they are sensible or experienced

level-headed

adjective

behaving in a calm and sensible way, even in a difficult situation

logical

adjective

sensible or reasonable, judging by what you already know

make sense

to be practical and sensible

might well ask/wonder

used for saying that it would be reasonable to ask or think something

moderate

adjective

reasonable and avoiding extreme opinions or actions

moderate

adjective

doing, eating, or drinking only sensible amounts of something

moderation

noun

sensible behavior, especially behavior that involves not eating or drinking too much of something

moderation

noun

opinions and actions, especially in politics, that are reasonable and not extreme

on (your) guard

thinking or behaving carefully, so that you do not say or do something that you did not intend to

open

adjective

if something is open to criticism, doubt, etc., it is possible or reasonable to criticize it, doubt it, etc.

philosophical

adjective

able to accept an unpleasant situation calmly because you know that you cannot change it

poised

adjective

behaving in a controlled and relaxed way, even in difficult situations

politic

adjective

formal behavior that is politic is very sensible

practicality

noun

a sensible attitude toward making decisions and plans

practically

adverb

in a way that is useful, sensible, or practical

pragmatist

noun

someone who always behaves in a pragmatic way

proactive

adjective

taking action and making changes before they need to be made, rather than waiting until problems develop

rational

adjective

thinking about what you do in a calm way, and making sensible and intelligent decisions

rationally

adverb

thinking or behaving in a rational way

realism

noun

the ability to accept events and situations as they really are and to deal with them in a practical way

realism

noun

a way of making something seem real

realist

noun

someone who accepts events and situations as they really are and deals with them in a practical way

realistically

adverb

in a way that shows you have accepted a situation as it really is, not as you would like it to be

reality check

noun

informal if you tell someone that they need a reality check, you want them to consider the true situation instead of the way they want it to be

reason

noun

a way of behaving that most people accept as sensible

responsible

adjective

sensible, reliable, and able to be trusted to do the right thing

responsible

adjective

used about people’s behavior or attitudes

responsibly

adverb

in a sensible way that shows you are reliable and can be trusted to do the right thing

rightly

adverb

for a good reason

sane

adjective

a sane action or decision is a sensible one that people can understand

sanity

noun

behavior that is reasonable or that people expect

senses

noun

a reasonable way of talking and behaving

sensibly

adverb

in a sensible way

solid

adjective

someone who is solid is sensible and can be trusted

sound

adjective

reliable and sensible

square with

if one idea, opinion, explanation, etc. squares with another, they both seem good or reasonable

steady

adjective

reliable, sensible, and able to make good decisions

there’s method to/in someone’s madness

used for saying that although someone seems to be doing something in a strange way, there is a good reason for doing it that way

together

adjective

spoken confident, sensible, and clear about what you are doing

unflappable

adjective

calm and relaxed, and not easily upset or worried

well-advised

adjective

sensible and following good advice

well-balanced

adjective

a well-balanced person is sensible and is mentally strong and healthy

the wisdom of (doing) something

how sensible something is

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