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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
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common sensenoun [U]

uk   /ˌkɒm.ən ˈsens/  us   /ˌkɑː.mən ˈsens/
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

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commonsensical
adjective uk   /ˌkɒm.ənˈsen.sɪ.kəl/  us   /ˌkɑː.mən-/
He described the report as "rigorous and commonsensical".
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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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