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sense

noun (GOOD JUDGMENT)    /sens/
B2 [U] the characteristic of having good judgment, especially when it is based on practical ideas or understanding: [+ to infinitive] I hope they'll have the (good) sense/have enough sense to shut the windows before they leave. It makes (good) sense to buy a large packet because it works out cheaper in the end. [+ -ing verb] There's no sense in waiting (= it is not practical to wait) - the next train isn't for two hours. Where's/What's the sense (= what is the advantage) in paying someone when you could get a volunteer? Planning so far ahead makes no sense - so many things will have changed by next year.Wise and sensible senses [plural] the ability to use good judgment: Have you taken leave of your senses? (= Have you lost your ability to make a good judgment?) It's time you came to your senses (= started to use your good judgment) and realized that they are not going to help you. The accident brought him to his senses (= caused him to use his good judgment again) and made him stop drinking.Healthiness of mind
(Definition of sense noun (GOOD JUDGMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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