common sense Definition in British English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of "common sense" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

common sensenoun [U]

uk   us  
B1 the basic level of practical knowledge and judgment that we all need to help us live in a reasonable and safe way: Windsurfing is perfectly safe as long as you have/use some common sense. a matter of common sense
More examples
commonsensical
adjective uk   /ˌkɒm.ənˈsen.sɪ.kəl/  us   /ˌkɑː.mən-/
He described the report as "rigorous and commonsensical".
Translations of “common sense”
in Korean 상식…
in Arabic حِسّ مُشتَرك…
in Portuguese bom senso, senso comum, juízo…
in Catalan sentit comú…
in Japanese (分別としての)常識…
in Italian senso comune, buon senso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 常識…
in Russian здравый смысл…
in Turkish sağ duyu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 常识…
in Polish zdrowy rozsądek…
(Definition of common sense from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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
lap

to go past someone in a race who has been round the track one less time than you

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More