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Meaning of common sense by Wiktionary Dictionary

common sense


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    Etymology

    After Latin sensus communis, Ancient Greek κοινὴ αἴσθησις .

    Noun

    common sense ( uncountable )

    1. ( obsolete ) An internal sense, formerly believed to be the sense by which information from the other five senses is understood and interpreted.
    2. Ordinary sensible understanding; one's basic intelligence which allows for plain understanding and without which good decisions or judgments cannot be made.

    Synonyms


    common-sense

    By Wiktionary ( 2009/09/11 00:42 UTC Version )

    Adjective

    common-sense ( comparative more common-sense, superlative most common-sense )

    1. common sense ( in attributive use )

    commonsense

    By Wiktionary ( 2009/07/22 08:24 UTC Version )

    Adjective

    commonsense ( comparative more commonsense, superlative most commonsense )

    1. Exhibiting or using common sense


Explanation of common sense by Wordnet Dictionary

common sense


    Noun
    1. sound practical judgment

    2. Common sense is not so common