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common sense

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common sense

noun

: the ability to think and behave in a reasonable way and to make good decisions

Full Definition of COMMON SENSE

:  sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts
com·mon·sense \ˈkä-mən-ˈsen(t)s\ adjective
com·mon·sen·si·ble \-ˈsen(t)-sə-bəl\ adjective
com·mon·sen·si·cal \-ˈsen(t)-si-kəl\ adjective
com·mon·sen·si·cal·ly \-si-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of COMMON SENSE

  1. You really should go to see a doctor if your leg hurts that much. It's just common sense!
  2. Obey the laws and use common sense when operating your boat.
  3. She's very smart but she doesn't have a lot of common sense.

First Known Use of COMMON SENSE

1726

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