zinnig

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Germanic: from Middle Dutch sinnich 'rational'; from zin 'sense' + -ig '-y, -ish'

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zinnig (comparative zinniger, superlative zinnigst)

  1. (originally) rational, reasonable; intelligent, smart
    Geen zinnig mens die daaraan twijfelt
    No reasonable person would doubt that
  2. sensible, making sense
    Als je geen zinnig voorstel hebt, hou dan je mond!
    If you don't have a sensible proposal, shut up!
  3. purposeful, useful
    We mogen enkel zinnige uitgaven doen
    We may make only purposeful expenses
  4. (archaic) sensorial, sensitive
    Het was aan zinnige belevenis om nooit meer te vergeten
    It was a sensory experience never to forget again
  5. (obsolete) clean, neat, hygienic
  6. (obsolete) gentle, meek, tame; charming

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zinnig

  1. first-person singular present indicative of zinnigen
  2. imperative of zinnigen