common sensecommon sense
When you are smart, level-headed and able to understand and assess a situation, this is an example of having a lot of common sense.
Origin of common senseTranslation of Latin sēnsus commūnis common feelings of humanity
- com′mon-sense′ com′mon·sen′si·cal
After Latin sensus communis, Ancient Greek κοινὴ αἴσθησις (koinē aisthēsis).
(comparative more common-sense, superlative most common-sense)
- common sense (in attributive use)
- When you purchase fireworks online, you need to follow some common-sense safety rules and regulations.
- This is a good, common-sense safety move that applies to any apartment search.
- The bottom line is that the South Beach diet can be a good, common-sense system if you have the discipline, which has an edge over the competition in that it promotes healthy eating that is realistic for the long haul.
- Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover offers common-sense tips illustrated with real-life examples of men and women facing a variety of financial issues.
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