Definition of common sense
: sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts <She's very smart but doesn't have a lot of common sense.> <rely on common sense for personal safety>
commonsenseplay \ˈkä-mən-ˈsen(t)s\ adjective
commonsensibleplay \-ˈsen(t)-sə-bəl\ adjective
commonsensicalplay \-ˈsen(t)-si-kəl\ adjective
commonsensicallyplay \-si-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of common sense in a sentence
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.
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COMMON SENSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of common sense for English Language Learners
: the ability to think and behave in a reasonable way and to make good decisions
COMMON SENSE Defined for Kids
Definition of common sense for Students
: ordinary good sense and judgment
commonsense\ˈkä-mən-ˈsens\ adjective <a commonsense approach>
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