sense


sense
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. meaning, import; perception, feeling; judgment, appreciation; opinion, consensus. See intellect, intuition, sensibility.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [One of the powers of physical perception]
Syn. kinesthesia, function, sensation; see hearing 3 , sight 1 , smell 3 , taste 1 , touch 1 , 4 .
2. [Mental ability]
Syn. intellect, understanding, reason, mind, spirit, soul, brains, judgment, wit, imagination, common sense, cleverness, reasoning, intellectual ability, mental capacity, knowledge; see also thought 1 .
Ant. dullness*, idiocy, feeble wit.
3. [Reasonable and agreeable conduct]
Syn. reasonableness, fairmindedness, discretion; see fairness .
4. [Tact and understanding]
Syn. insight, discernment, social sense; see feeling 4 , judgment 1 .
in a sense,
Syn. in a way, to a degree, somewhat; see somehow .
make sense,
Syn. be reasonable, be logical, look all right, add up*; see appear 1 , seem .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. sensation feeling, perception, sensitivity, responsiveness, stimulus reception, sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch.
2. awareness perception, realization, impression, feeling, consciousness, premonition.
3. intelligence wisdom, judgment, reason, common sense, logic, brains, *smarts, sharpness, understanding, *savvy, intuition.
4. meaning substance, point, content, gist, interpretation, thrust, essence, core, significance, definition.
II
v.
feel, perceive, pick up, get the impression, have a feeling, discern, *catch some vibes, notice, *have a gut feeling, suspect.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. The capacity for or an act of responding to a stimulus: feeling, sensation, sensibility, sensitiveness, sensitivity, sentiment. See AWARENESS. 2. The condition of being aware: awareness, cognizance, consciousness, perception. See KNOWLEDGE. 3. The faculty of thinking, reasoning, and acquiring and applying knowledge: brain (often used in plural), brainpower, intellect, intelligence, mentality, mind, understanding, wit. Slang: smart (used in plural). See ABILITY, THOUGHTS. 4. The ability to make sensible decisions: common sense, judgment, wisdom. Informal: gumption, horse sense. See ABILITY. 5. A healthy mental state. Often used in plural: lucidity, lucidness, mind, reason, saneness, sanity, soundness, wit (used in plural). Slang: marble (used in plural). See SANE. 6. What is sound or reasonable: logic, rationale, rationality, rationalness, reason. Idiom: rhyme or reason. See REASON. 7. That which is signified by a word or expression: acceptation, connotation, denotation, import, intent, meaning, message, purport, significance, significancy, signification, value. See MEANING. II verb 1. To be intuitively aware of: apprehend, feel, intuit, perceive. Idioms: feel in one's bones, get vibrations. See KNOWLEDGE. 2. To view in a certain way: believe, feel, hold, think. See OPINION. 3. To perceive and recognize the meaning of: accept, apprehend, catch (on), compass, comprehend, conceive, fathom, follow, get, grasp, make out, read, see, take, take in, understand. Informal: savvy. Slang: dig. Chiefly British: twig. Scots: ken. Idioms: get (or have) a handle on, get the picture. See UNDERSTAND.

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