Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun nous

2 senses of nous

Sense 1
nous -- (common sense; "she has great social nous")
       => common sense, good sense, gumption, horse sense, sense, mother wit -- (sound practical judgment; "Common sense is not so common"; "he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples"; "fortunately she had the good sense to run away")

Sense 2
mind, head, brain, psyche, nous -- (that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason; "his mind wandered"; "I couldn't get his words out of my head")
       => cognition, knowledge, noesis -- (the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning)

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