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Wiktionary1.0 / 2 votes

  1. common sensenoun

    Ordinary sensible understanding; one's basic intelligence which allows for plain understanding and without which good decisions or judgments cannot be made.

    Synonyms:
    good sense, native wit, mother wit

English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  1. common sense

    Synonyms:
    acuteness, astuteness, brilliancy, capacity, intelligence, sagacity, sense, soundness, wisdom

    Antonyms:
    fatuity, folly, foolishness, idiocy, imbecility, incapacity, senselessness, stupidity

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. common sense, good sense, gumption, horse sense, sense, mother witnoun

    sound practical judgment

    "Common sense is not so common"; "he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples"; "fortunately she had the good sense to run away"

    Synonyms:
    gumption, sensation, sentience, grit, sentiency, good sense, backbone, guts, sand, moxie, sense, horse sense, signified, sensory faculty, mother wit

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  1. Daniel Beard:

    The branches' activities did not involve creating, developing or managing those rights. Based on the facts of this case, the primary line defies reality and common sense, the activities of these two branches in Ireland simply could not be responsible for generating almost all of Apple's profits outside the Americas.

  2. Randi Weingarten:

    It's common sense, the fixation on high-stakes testing hasn't moved the needle on student achievement.

  3. P. J. O'Rourke:

    Government isn't a good way to solve problems ... [G]overnment is concerned mostly with self-perpetuation and is subject to fantastic ideas about its own capabilities. ... [G]overnment is wasteful of the nation's resources, immune to common sense and subject to pressure from every half-organized bouquet of assholes. ... [G]overnment is distrustful of and disrespectful toward average Americans while being easily gulled by Americans with money, influence or fame.

  4. Alyssa Milano:

    It debilitates our lawmakers from implementing common-sense gun form.

  5. Roberto Martinez to harness:

    It's been two years to try and understand these footballers, the human beings behind the footballers, and to try and get a group that shared the same ambition, not just to use the national team to improve their brand, we've strived to be as good as we could be at international level and it's taken us two years to get there. But there haven't been one or two secrets to make it work, it's been common sense.


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