sensible / sensitive

Sensible means having a good practical awareness or understanding of a situation:

  • This is a very sensible article – it’s a realistic description of both points of view in the debate.
  • I’m more of a dreamer, and my husband is the sensible one. I come up with crazy ideas and he tells me if they’ll actually work.

    Sensitive means easily affected – physically or emotionally:

  • My skin is very sensitive – it gets irritated easily.
  • He’s so sensitive that he gets depressed for weeks if you criticize his work.