Examples of nous in a Sentence
an Oxford don who was long on erudition but a little short on everyday nous
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With a devastating blend of offense/defense and his usual clay-court nous, Rafael Nadal won his 10th Roland Garros title, and 15th Grand Slam, vaulting him past Pete Sampras.
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Origin and Etymology of nous
Greek noos, nous mind
First Known Use: 1678See Words from the same year
NOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nous for English Language Learners
: the intelligence and ability to make good judgments and decisions
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