common sense

If someone offers to sell you a piece of the Brooklyn Bridge and you decline, that's common sense, i.e., a sound practical judgement about everyday manners.

Common sense does not necessarily imply any great quality of mind; that explains why it is considered common (as opposed to extraordinary). As the famous Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once noted: "A man of great common sense and good taste — meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage."

Definitions of common sense

n sound practical judgment

Common sense is not so common”
good sense, gumption, horse sense, mother wit, sense
reasoned and reasonable judgment
common sense
road sense
good judgment in avoiding trouble or accidents on the road
Type of:
discernment, judgement, judgment, sagaciousness, sagacity
the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations

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