sensible vs sensitive

Sensible vs sensitive. Find out what is the difference between these two words – sensible and sensitive. In this post you will find explanations, followed by an exercise.

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sensible vs sensitive

sensible

meaning: having a common sense, reasonable

example: He always makes sensible decisions.

sensitive

meaning: delicate, responsive, emotional

examples: She has sensitive skin.

She is very sensitive to others’ peoples feelings.

Exercise 1. Complete with sensible or sensitive.

  1. Tina is the most ……..I have ever met. She always cares about others.
  2. Lily always makes good decisions. She is…………..
  3. I need a body lotion for …………..skin.
  4. Megan is ………….., she often cries during moving films.
  5. Being ………….can save you from making poor choices.
  6. What is the least ……………….. thing you have ever done?
  7. My skin is really …………………… to cold.

Answers:

Exercise 1. Complete the sentences with sensible or sensitive.

  1. Tina is the most …sensible….I have ever met. She always cares about others.
  2. Lily always makes good decisions. She is….sensible……….
  3. I need a body lotion for …sensitive………..skin.
  4. Megan is ….sensitive………., she often cries during moving films.
  5. Being …..sensible……..can save you from making poor choices.
  6. What is the least ……sensible………….. thing you have ever done?
  7. My skin is really …sensitive….. to cold.

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