common sense noun
: the ability to think and behave in a reasonable way and to make good decisions
Examples of COMMON SENSE
- You really should go to see a doctor if your leg hurts that much. It's just common sense!
- Obey the laws and use common sense when operating your boat.
- She's very smart but she doesn't have a lot of common sense.
First Known Use of COMMON SENSE
Related to COMMON SENSE
- discreetness, discretion, gumption [chiefly dialect], horse sense, levelheadedness, nous [chiefly British], policy, prudence, sense, sensibleness, wisdom, wit
- imprudence, indiscretion
See Synonym Discussion at sense
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