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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  1. sense

    Mind, in a general sense, includes all the powers of sentient being apart from the physical factors in bodily faculties and activities; in a limited sense, mind is nearly synonymous with intellect, but includes disposition, or the tendency toward action, as appears in the phrase "to have a mind to work." As the seat of mental activity, brain (colloquially brains) is often used as a synonym for mind, intellect, intelligence. Thought, the act, process, or power of thinking, is often used to denote the thinking faculty, and especially the reason. The instinct of animals is now held by many philosophers to be of the same nature as the intellect of man, but inferior and limited; yet the apparent difference is very great.

    An instinct is a propensity prior to experience and independent of instruction.

    Paley Natural Philosophy ch. 18.

    In this sense we speak of human instincts, thus denoting tendencies independent of reasoning or instruction. The soul includes the intellect, sensibilities, and will; beyond what is expressed by the word mind, the soul denotes especially the moral, the immortal nature; we say of a dead body, the soul (not the mind) has fled. Spirit is used especially in contradistinction from matter; it may in many cases be substituted for soul, but soul has commonly a fuller and more determinate meaning; we can conceive of spirits as having no moral nature; the fairies, elves, and brownies of mythology might be termed spirits, but not souls. In the figurative sense, spirit denotes animation, excitability, perhaps impatience; as, a lad of spirit; he sang with spirit; he replied with spirit. Soul denotes energy and depth of feeling, as when we speak of soulful eyes; or it may denote the very life of anything; as, "the hidden soul of harmony," Milton L'Allegro l. 144. Sense may be an antonym of intellect, as when we speak of the sense of hearing; but sense is used also as denoting clear mental action, good judgment, acumen; as, he is a man of sense, or, he showed good sense; sense, even in its material signification, must be reckoned among the activities of mind, tho dependent on bodily functions; the mind, not the eye, really sees; the mind, not the ear, really hears. Consciousness includes all that a sentient being perceives, knows, thinks, or feels, from whatever source arising and of whatever character, kind, or degree, whether with or without distinct thinking, feeling, or willing; we speak of the consciousness of the brute, of the savage, or of the sage. The intellect is that assemblage of faculties which is concerned with knowledge, as distinguished from emotion and volition. Understanding is the Saxon word of the same general import, but is chiefly used of the reasoning powers; the understanding, which Sir Wm. Hamilton has called "the faculty of relations and comparisons," is distinguished by many philosophers from reason in that "reason is the faculty of the higher cognitions or a priori truth."

    Synonyms:
    brain, consciousness, disposition, instinct, intellect, intelligence, mind, reason, reason, soul, spirit, thought, understanding

    Antonyms:
    body, brawn, brute force, material substance, matter

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sensenoun

    a general conscious awareness

    "a sense of security"; "a sense of happiness"; "a sense of danger"; "a sense of self"

    Synonyms:
    gumption, sentience, sensory faculty, sensation, common sense, sentiency, horse sense, signified, mother wit, good sense

  2. sense, signifiednoun

    the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted

    "the dictionary gave several senses for the word"; "in the best sense charity is really a duty"; "the signifier is linked to the signified"

    Synonyms:
    gumption, sentience, sensory faculty, sensation, common sense, sentiency, horse sense, signified, mother wit, good sense

  3. sense, sensation, sentience, sentiency, sensory facultynoun

    the faculty through which the external world is apprehended

    "in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing"

    Synonyms:
    adept, sentience, hotshot, virtuoso, good sense, aesthesis, champion, superstar, whiz, sentiency, mother wit, esthesis, awareness, horse sense, ace, genius, mavin, sensation, common sense, sense datum, maven, wiz, signified, sense impression, wizard, star, sense experience, sensory faculty, gumption, whizz

  4. 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, common sense, sand, moxie, horse sense, signified, sensory faculty, mother wit

  5. senseverb

    a natural appreciation or ability

    "a keen musical sense"; "a good sense of timing"

    Synonyms:
    gumption, sentience, sensory faculty, sensation, common sense, sentiency, horse sense, signified, mother wit, good sense

  6. feel, senseverb

    perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles

    "He felt the wind"; "She felt an object brushing her arm"; "He felt his flesh crawl"; "She felt the heat when she got out of the car"

    Synonyms:
    find, smell, smell out, palpate, finger, experience, feel

  7. senseverb

    detect some circumstance or entity automatically

    "This robot can sense the presence of people in the room"; "particle detectors sense ionization"

    Synonyms:
    feel, smell, smell out

  8. smell, smell out, senseverb

    become aware of not through the senses but instinctively

    "I sense his hostility"; "i smell trouble"; "smell out corruption"

    Synonyms:
    scent out, smack, smell out, nose out, sniff out, smell, reek, feel

  9. senseverb

    comprehend

    "I sensed the real meaning of his letter"

    Synonyms:
    feel, smell, smell out

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sensenoun

    Synonyms:
    faculty of perception

  2. sensenoun

    Synonyms:
    feeling, sensibility, sensation

  3. sensenoun

    Synonyms:
    intellect, mind, understanding, reason, brains, thinking principle, intellectual powers or faculties

  4. sensenoun

    Synonyms:
    discernment, perception, sagacity, wisdom, tact, gumption, ballast, common sense

  5. sensenoun

    Synonyms:
    opinion, judgment, notion, idea, conception, apprehension, view

  6. sensenoun

    Synonyms:
    signification, meaning, import, purport, interpretation

  7. sensenoun

    Synonyms:
    consciousness, persuasion, conviction

Nicknames0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of known nicknames for "Sense":

    Adam M. Raisbeck

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD4.0 / 1 vote

  1. SENSE

    Synonyms:
    The National Deafblind and Rubella Association

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How to use sense in a sentence?

  1. Greg Erlandson:

    There is a sense that he is or could be introducing significant changes in the church.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    It's part of how they grew up, part of the bonding they had with their dad, the question is just: is there a way of accommodating that legitimate set of traditions with some common-sense stuff that prevents a 21-year-old who is angry about something or confused about something or is racist or is deranged from going into a gun store.

  3. Carlos Castaneda:

    It is important to do what you don't know how to do. It is important to see your skills as keeping you from learning what is deepest and most mysterious. If you know how to focus, unfocus. If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.

  4. Claudia Gold:

    When you're 6 months old, or 2 or 5 years old, so many things are going on that you try to make sense of, a song can kind of harness that experience and be comforting in its repetition.

  5. Joe Adams:

    Owners will buy the stock because they support the brand, have a passion for the Ferrari mystique; there is a sense of loyalty that doesn't fit with normal investor strategies of supply and demand and making money, most of the owners I've spoken to are going to buy shares and that will drive the price up. It's like with the cars, they are taking the same strategy.


Translations for sense

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  • احساس, معنى, إحساسArabic
  • sensació, sentit, accepció, significat, sentirCatalan, Valencian
  • smysl, významCzech
  • чоутиOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
  • pwyllWelsh
  • fornemmelse, følelseDanish
  • Sinn, Gefühl, Bedeutung, Verstand, wahrnehmenGerman
  • νόημα, έννοιαGreek
  • sentido, significación, sensación, significado, acepción, sentir, dar sentidoSpanish
  • zentzumenBasque
  • حسPersian
  • pyörimissuunta, tunne, järki, merkitys, lahja, suunta, aisti, kyky, lahjakkuus, vaisto, aistia, vaistotaFinnish
  • sens, sentirFrench
  • ciall, réasún, céadfaIrish
  • brìgh, cudthrom, ciall, ciallachadh, mothachadh, faireachdainn, ceudfath, seaghScottish Gaelic
  • sentido, significación, acepción, significado, sentirGalician
  • keeall, ennaghtynManx
  • הגיון, חוש, מובן, תחושה, חשHebrew
  • समझHindi
  • érzés, érzet, érzék, értelemHungarian
  • իմաստ, զգացում, զգացողությունArmenian
  • merasakanIndonesian
  • senso, coscienza, sensazione, significato, verso, sentireItalian
  • לָחוּשׁHebrew
  • 感覚, 意識, 分別, センス, 意味, 感じる, 察する, 気づくJapanese
  • გრძნობაGeorgian
  • វិញ្ញាណ, អារម្មណ៍, សុភនិច្ឆ័យ, ន័យ, ឥន្ទ្រិយ, យល់Khmer
  • 뜻, 의미, 감각Korean
  • sensus,Latin
  • nuojauta, uoslė, jausmas, prasmė, jutimasLithuanian
  • maņa, sajūta, jēgaLatvian
  • indera, deriaMalay
  • အာရုံBurmese
  • gewaarwording, betekenis, zintuig, gevoel, gewaarworden, waarnemen, zinDutch
  • sens, føleNorwegian
  • sens, sentitOccitan
  • sens, zmysłPolish
  • sentido, senso, significação, significado, acepção, sentirPortuguese
  • senn, sen, accorscher, inaccordscher, encorscher, ancorscherRomansh
  • sensRomanian
  • направление, смысл, ощущение, значение, чувство, почувствовать, ощущать, чувствовать, ощутитьRussian
  • osjet, smisaoSerbo-Croatian
  • zmyselSlovak
  • občutek, čutilo, čut, smisel, pomenSlovene
  • sinne, förnuft, förstånd, bemärkelse, mening, betydelse, känslaSwedish
  • உணர்வுTamil
  • స్పృహ, భావంTelugu
  • ความรู้สThai
  • duyu, algılamak, duyumsamakTurkish
  • почуттяUkrainian
  • احساسUrdu
  • ý nghĩaVietnamese
  • sienVolapük
  • שׂכל, געפילYiddish
  • Chinese

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