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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.

    good sense, native wit, mother wit

English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  1. common sense

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

    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"

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

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  1. Sarah Feinberg:

    The apparatus that exists was to allow safety regulators to write and finalize common sense safety regulations that will protect people – protect their homes, protect their water, protect their children, protect their health – it’s totally broken, and the reason it’s totally broken is because the Congress and others – other administrations – will insert themselves into the process and take it over … from safety regulators and say, ‘I know better and I’m going to protect the industry from whatever you’re trying to force its hand on.’.

  2. Chuck Schumer:

    If Republicans let us get on the bill, we can work out a process to have bipartisan debate and amendments, but if the Republican minority prevents the Senate from even debating some of these common-sense proposals, we’ll have to try to move forward without them.

  3. Gavin Newsom:

    Across the country, National Republicans are attacking our fundamental rights as Americans, destroying democracy, stripping a woman of the right to choose, and standing idly by as gun violence claims too many lives. California is the antidote to their cynicism -- leading with compassion, common-sense and science.

  4. John Liu:

    Sometimes even proposing legislation reminds people of common sense things to do and common-sense things not to do, if nothing else, the mere introduction of this bill has got people talking and thinking.

  5. President Obama:

    As a gun owner himself, the governor is ready to work with the General Assembly on common sense steps like universal background checks. Unfortunately, Mr. Carrico’s quote is a good representation of the interest he and his colleagues have shown in productive work on this serious issue so far.

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