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sense

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sense

  1. 1 an indefinite physical response to a stimulus <a strange sense of discomfort brought on by the room's strong colors> Synonyms feel, feeling, sensationRelated Words impression, perception; hint, suggestion, touch

  2. 2 the ability to learn and understand or to deal with problems <although he has little formal education, he is a man of considerable practical sense> Synonyms brain(s), brainpower, gray matter, headpiece, intellect, intellectuality, mentality, reason, intelligence, smartsRelated Words eggheadedness, highbrowism, intellectualism; braininess, brilliance; acumen, alertness, apprehension, astuteness, discernment, discriminability, insight, judgment (or judgement), perception, percipience, perspicacity; common sense, horse sense, mother wit; aptitude, talent; sagacity, sapience, wisdom, wit; head, mind, skullNear Antonyms denseness, density, doltishness, dopiness, dullness (also dulness), dumbness, fatuity, feeblemindedness, foolishness, half-wittedness, idiocy, imbecility, senselessness, simpleness, slowness, stupidity

  3. 3 the ability to make intelligent decisions especially in everyday matters <you have the sense to handle anything that comes up> Synonyms discreetness, discretion, gumption [chiefly dialect], horse sense, levelheadedness, nous [chiefly British], policy, prudence, common sense, sensibleness, wisdom, witRelated Words street smarts; farsightedness, forehandedness, foresight, foresightedness, forethoughtfulness, judgment (or judgement); brains, gray matter, intelligence; logicality, logicalness, practicality, rationality, rationalness; discernment, discrimination, insight, sagacity, sapience; acumen, astuteness, clearheadedness, keenness, penetration, perspicacity, shrewdness; care, caution, circumspection, precaution, premeditationNear Antonyms shortsightedness; brainlessness, foolishness, half-wittedness, idiocy, senselessness, stupidity; carelessness, heedlessness; unreasonablenessAntonyms imprudence, indiscretion

  4. 4 the idea that is conveyed or intended to be conveyed to the mind by language, symbol, or action <got the general sense of the poem> Synonyms content, denotation, drift, import, intent, intention, purport, meaning, significance, significationRelated Words connotation; clue, cue, hint, implication, indication, inkling, intimation, suggestion; message, tenor, theme; bottom, essence, essentiality, nature, soul, spirit, stuff; acceptance, acceptation, definition; burden, crux, gist; core, heart, kernel, marrow, nub, nucleus, pith, point, quick; matter, motif, motive, question, subject, topic

  5. 5 the thought processes that have been established as leading to valid solutions to problems <your argument simply shows no sense> Synonyms intellection, ratiocination, reason, reasoning, logicRelated Words cogency, coherence, logicality, logicalness, rationality, rationalness; convincingness, persuasiveness; syllogism, synthesis; analysis, dissection; deduction, induction; argumentation, disputationNear Antonyms illogic, incoherence; absurdity, brainlessness, insanity, irrationality, nonsensicalness, preposterousness, senselessness




sense

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of sense

  1. 1 to have a vague awareness of <the deer seemed to sense danger> Synonyms perceive, scent, see, feel, smell, tasteRelated Words behold, descry, discern, distinguish, espy, eye, look (at), note, notice, observe, perceive, regard, remark, sight, spy, view, witness; ascertain, catch on (to), discover, find out, hear, learn, realize; anticipate, divine, expect, foreknow, foresee; assume, conjecture, guess, presume, speculate, suppose, surmise, suspect

  2. 2 to have a clear idea of <I did not sense the full meaning of his cryptic warning until much later> Synonyms appreciate, apprehend, assimilate, behold, catch, catch on (to), cognize, compass, conceive, cotton (to or on to), decipher, decode, dig, discern, get, grasp, grok, intuit, know, make, make out, perceive, recognize, register, savvy, see, seize, comprehend, tumble (to), twig, understandRelated Words absorb, digest, take in; realize; fathom, penetrate, pierceNear Antonyms misapprehend, misconceive, misconstrue, misinterpret, misperceive, misread, mistake, misunderstandAntonyms miss




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