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[mass noun] Good sense and sound judgement in practical matters.‘it is all a matter of common sense’[as modifier] ‘a common-sense approach’
good sense, sense, sensibleness, native wit, native intelligence, mother wit, wit, judgement, sound judgement, level-headedness, prudence, discernment, acumen, sharpness, sharp-wittedness, canniness, astuteness, shrewdness, judiciousness, wisdom, insight, intuition, intuitiveness, perceptiveness, perspicacity, vision, understanding, intelligence, reason, powers of reasoningpracticality, capability, initiative, resourcefulness, enterprisehorse sense, gumption, nous, savvy, know-howcommonsmartssapience, argutenessView synonyms
- ‘He had a practical, common-sense manner, and he was determined from the outset that nothing but his best was good enough.’
- ‘There were common-sense reasons for the other regulations too.’
- ‘However, if pressed to defend this common-sense approach, few pure mathematicians would seek to do so.’
- ‘You can improve your market sense even more with the following common-sense tips.’
- ‘Those are simply common-sense amendments, and I commend them and the bill to the House.’
- ‘The bill contains a number of common-sense amendments to address those concerns.’
- ‘He has a gift for identifying weaknesses and applying common-sense solutions.’
- ‘They are common-sense people who know right from wrong.’
- ‘Several common-sense short cuts were taken in the handbook to facilitate readability.’
- ‘We also wanted people to know that our candidate was a mainstream, common-sense candidate.’
- ‘Smith offers common-sense advice for creating a charming and productive greenhouse.’
- ‘I hope that a practical, common-sense application will be applied to the various issues that will arise.’
- ‘We have a positive, common-sense approach to the issues that face us.’
- ‘They would say that that was a good, sensible, common-sense use of their money.’
- ‘Apart from the usual common-sense advice, there are a couple of critical pointers.’
- ‘There are some common-sense methods that can be used for both adults and children to treat fevers at home.’
- ‘Some common-sense solutions, and neat statistics, are found within the paper.’
- ‘The bill contains a number of common-sense amendments to remedy several defects in transport legislation.’
- ‘I believe that the committee reached a very sound, common-sense approach to the problem.’
- ‘Gifted with finely honed communication skills, she displays entertaining, common-sense wisdom throughout.’
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