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Princeton's WordNet

  1. common sense, good sense, gumption, horse sense, sense, mother wit(noun)

    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


  1. common sense(noun)

    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 Antonyms

  1. common sense

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

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

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  1. commonsense

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How to use common sense in a sentence?

  1. Norman O. Brown:

    In its famous paradox, the equation of money and excrement, psychoanalysis becomes the first science to state what common sense and the poets have long known -- that the essence of money is in its absolute worthlessness.

  2. An Wang:

    Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.

  3. George Will:

    This is an age in which one cannot find common sense without a search warrant.

  4. The Pentagon:

    I think the secretary is trying to set the example that we need to take some of these common sense measures.

  5. Ben Wikler:

    Extending the deadline for absentee ballots to be received would make a huge difference. Extending the window for courts to be able to count ballots would help make this election work. Removing the requirement to get a witness when you file your absentee ballot is common sense.

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