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sense

noun (ABILITY)    /sens/
B2 [C] an ability to understand , recognize , value , or react to something, especially any of the five physical abilities to see , hear , smell , taste , and feel : With her keen sense of smell , she could tell if you were a smoker from the other side of the room . My cold is so bad I've lost my sense of smell / taste (= I can't smell / taste anything).The senses in general B1 [C or U] a general feeling or understanding : Did you get any sense of how they might react ? The helicopters hovering overhead added to the sense of urgency .Feelings - general words sense of fun the ability to enjoy life and not be too serious : Don't be angry - it was just a joke - where's your sense of fun ?Humour and humorous sense of humour B1 your ability to understand funny things: She has a really good sense of humour . We have the same sense of humour . Come on, lighten up! Where's your sense of humour ?Humour and humorous sense of occasion UK the feeling people have when there is a very important event or celebration : The decorations , flowers , and crowds gave the town a real sense of occasion .CeremoniesCelebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals
(Definition of sense noun (ABILITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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