"I guess I won't say he's unsensible just now," said Bessie.
If you knowed her afore, I expect ye'll think it best to clear while she's unsensible like.'
As Dad can tell you, I have a lot of most unsensible ideas of my own.
So then the poor lad was not so unsensible, but he knew to do his bidding, for they're no born that dare gainsay him.
late 14c., "capable of sensation or feeling;" also "capable of being sensed or felt, perceptible to the senses," hence "easily understood; logical, reasonable," from Late Latin sensibilis "having feeling, perceptible by the senses," from sensus, past participle of sentire "perceive, feel" (see sense (n.)). Of persons, "aware, cognizant (of something)" early 15c.; "having good sense, capable of reasoning, discerning, clever," mid-15c. Of clothes, shoes, etc., "practical rather than fashionable" it is attested from 1855.
Other Middle English senses included "susceptible to injury or pain" (early 15c., now gone with sensitive); "worldly, temporal, outward" (c.1400); "carnal, unspiritual" (early 15c., now gone with sensual). Related: Sensibleness.
sensible sen·si·ble (sěn'sə-bəl)
Perceptible by the senses or by the mind.
Having the faculty of sensation; able to feel or perceive.
Having a perception of something; cognizant.