Synonyms & Antonyms of commonsense

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common sense


Synonyms & Antonyms of common sense (Entry 2 of 2)

the ability to make intelligent decisions especially in everyday matters
  • common sense should tell you not to meet face-to-face with someone who is just an online acquaintance

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How does the noun common sense contrast with its synonyms?

Some common synonyms of common sense are judgment, sense, and wisdom. While all these words mean "ability to reach intelligent conclusions," common sense suggests an average degree of such ability without sophistication or special knowledge.

common sense tells me it's wrong

Where would judgment be a reasonable alternative to common sense?

While the synonyms judgment and common sense are close in meaning, judgment implies sense tempered and refined by experience, training, and maturity.

they relied on her judgment for guidance

When would sense be a good substitute for common sense?

The synonyms sense and common sense are sometimes interchangeable, but sense implies a reliable ability to judge and decide with soundness, prudence, and intelligence.

a choice showing good sense

In what contexts can wisdom take the place of common sense?

The words wisdom and common sense are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, wisdom implies sense and judgment far above average.

a leader of rare wisdom

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The first known use of commonsense was in 1726

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“Commonsense.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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