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Meaning of “common sense” in the English Dictionary

"common sense" in British English

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common sensenoun [U]

uk   us  
B1 the ​basiclevel of ​practicalknowledge and ​judgment that we all need to ​help us ​live in a ​reasonable and ​safe way: Windsurfing is ​perfectlysafe as ​long as you have/use some ​commonsense. a ​matter of ​commonsense

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commonsensical
adjective uk   /ˌkɒm.ənˈsen.sɪ.kəl/  us   /ˌkɑː.mən-/
He ​described the ​report as "​rigorous and commonsensical".
(Definition of common sense from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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common sensenoun [U]

 us   /ˈkɑm·ən ˈsens/
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)
Translations of “common sense”
in Arabic حِسّ مُشتَرك…
in Korean 상식…
in Portuguese bom senso, senso comum, juízo…
in Catalan sentit comú…
in Japanese (分別としての)常識…
in Chinese (Simplified) 常识…
in Turkish sağ duyu…
in Russian здравый смысл…
in Chinese (Traditional) 常識…
in Italian senso comune, buon senso…
in Polish zdrowy rozsądek…
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