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1‘he is quick to praise her professionalism and common sense’
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 reasoning
practicality, capability, initiative, resourcefulness, enterprise
informal horse sense, gumption, nous, savvy, know-how
British informal common
North American informal smarts
rare sapience, arguteness
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