Definition of 'common sense'
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It is precisely our common sense that lets us down. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Common sense is finally winning on fracking. The Sun (2017)Use your instinct and common sense. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Her recommendations are welcome common sense. The Sun (2016)He's got experience and common sense. The Sun (2016) Common sense tells you that you can't run a business on a few hours a month. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But all 78 contain common sense and insight. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It does not need vast expense to be incurred, just good common sense based on knowledge of these situations. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All our policies from now on must reflect the common sense of the majority, not the preoccupations of the privileged. Times, Sunday Times (2017)At work, your calm, common sense approach to problem solving gets results and sets up a choice between earning more or learning. The Sun (2016)Your inclinations are based on common sense and sound medical practice. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Your blend of good humour and common sense ensures two families will get along well. The Sun (2008)They were known for their humour and common sense while on duty. The Sun (2012)Your common sense approach soothes family moods. The Sun (2012)It would make common sense to support that current coaching group with a mentor. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She is above all patriotic and endowed with practical common sense. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Your mix of confidence and common sense helps job plans. The Sun (2011)This is what happens when political correctness gets in the way of common sense and common decency. The Sun (2012) Plain common sense tells us exactly the same thing. The Sun (2015)This may all sound like common sense. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They need a good deal of common sense. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Some heads argue a more common sense approach is needed. The Sun (2015)It makes common sense to continue with those. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We have lost any kind of common sense about this. Times, Sunday Times (2007)That is not only common sense and a way of staying out of nasty foreign jails. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Are these six ideas exciting theories or plain common sense? Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Common sense may not sound exciting but helps home plans take off. The Sun (2010)Much of it is good common sense. Christianity Today (2000)The sun inspires wild and wonderful ideas and your challenge is to add the common sense that makes them work. The Sun (2016)These judgments are mere common sense. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Though full of good humour and common sense, he was distinctly odd. Paul VI - The First Modern Pope (1993)With your practical common sense and assertive articulation, others will be glad to listen. The Sun (2015)He provided the perfect balance of experience, common sense and great humour. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This new, slimmer advice means a more common sense approach to health and safety. The Sun (2011)You are left with common sense and judgment, and a degree of risk, certainty being impossible. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
There has to be a common-sense solution. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We urge all politicians to support this common-sense approach. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Reducing the interval is one of those common-sense solutions that should be addressed after a debacle like this. The Sun (2008)Insurers should take a more common-sense approach and look at factors other than age when they are setting premiums. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Being informed about health matters and adopting a common-sense approach to minor aches and pains is the first step. Survive the Nine to Five - a woman's guide to working well (1989)We shall be concerned to examine to what extent our common-sense knowledge matches with the available evidence on patterns of victimization. Victimology - the victim and the criminal justice process (1989)We have taken a common-sense approach. The Sun (2011)Until recently, critical criminology rejected both legal definition and common-sense notions of crime. The Politics of Redress - crime, punishment and penal abolition (1989)Your cool, common-sense approach will reassure bosses. The Sun (2010)This common-sense approach to philosophy had a profound impact on early American history. Christianity Today (2000)His common-sense approach asks obvious but much-needed questions about why certain kinds of evidence have been ignored. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)And her common-sense approach to life will appeal to hard-working women. The Sun (2012)A common-sense approach to refereeing backed by the power of review and a consistency of punishment would ease most concerns. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A useful place with which to begin such an exploration is the kind of "common-sense" knowledge we all have concerning victims of crime. Victimology - the victim and the criminal justice process (1989)
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Translations for 'common sense'
British English: common sense /ˈkɒmən sɛns/ NOUN
Common sense is the natural ability to make good judgements and behave sensibly.
Use your common sense.
- American English: common sense
- Arabic: مَنْطِقٌ سَلِيم
- Brazilian Portuguese: bom senso
- Chinese: 常识
- Croatian: zdrav razum
- Czech: zdravý rozum
- Danish: sund fornuft
- Dutch: gezond verstand
- European Spanish: sentido común
- Finnish: terve järki
- French: bon sens
- German: gesunder Menschenverstand
- Greek: κοινή λογική
- Italian: buonsenso
- Japanese: 常識
- Korean: 상식 좋은 판단
- Norwegian: sunn fornuft
- Polish: zdrowy rozsądek
- European Portuguese: bom senso
- Romanian: bun simț
- Russian: здравый смысл
- Spanish: sentido común
- Swedish: förnuft
- Thai: สามัญสำนึก
- Turkish: sağduyu
- Ukrainian: здоровий глузд
- Vietnamese: thường thức
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