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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 an indefinite physical response to a stimulus
  • a strange sense of discomfort brought on by the room's strong colors

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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

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5 the thought processes that have been established as leading to valid solutions to problems
  • your argument simply shows no sense

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Synonyms & Antonyms of sense (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to have a vague awareness of
  • the deer seemed to sense danger

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2 to have a clear idea of
  • I did not sense the full meaning of his cryptic warning until much later

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sense, common sense, judgment, wisdom mean ability to reach intelligent conclusions. sense implies a reliable ability to judge and decide with soundness, prudence, and intelligence. a choice showing good sense common sense suggests an average degree of such ability without sophistication or special knowledge. common sense tells me it's wrong judgment implies sense tempered and refined by experience, training, and maturity. they relied on her judgment for guidance wisdom implies sense and judgment far above average. a leader of rare wisdom

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The first known use of sense was in the 14th century

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“Sense.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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