Synonyms and Antonyms of nous
the ability to make intelligent decisions especially in everyday matters an Oxford don who was long on erudition but a little short on everyday nous Synonyms discreetness, discretion, gumption [chiefly dialect], horse sense, levelheadedness, common sense [chiefly British], policy, prudence, 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
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