Sensible vs. Sensitive

Sensible means having or showing good sense. A sensible person does not make stupid decisions.

  • She is very sensible.
  • It was a sensible answer.
  • ‘Let’s get married in Las Vegas.’ ‘Be sensible, honey. We haven’t got that much money.’


sensitive person is quick to receive impressions. He or she may get hurt easily.

  • The eyes are sensitive to light. (NOT The eyes are sensible to light.)
  • He is very sensitive to criticism. (NOT The eyes are very sensible to criticism.)
  • I have got sensitive skin.
  • She is very sensitive.

Manjusha Nambiar

Hi, I am Manjusha. This is my blog where I give English grammar lessons and worksheets.

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