Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “common sense”

common sense

noun [U]  /ˈkɑm·ən ˈsens/ us  
the ability to use good judgment in making decisions and to live in a reasonable and safe way
(Definition of common sense from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of common sense?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “common sense” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hoppy

like hops (= dried fruit used to make beer)

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More