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English noun: nous

1. nous (cognition) common sense

SamplesShe has great social nous.

Broader (hypernym)common sense, good sense, gumption, horse sense, mother wit, sense

Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

2. nous (cognition) that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason

SamplesHis mind wandered.
I couldn't get his words out of my head.

Synonymsbrain, head, mind, psyche

Broader (hypernym)cognition, knowledge, noesis

Narrower (hyponym)ego, noddle, subconscious, subconscious mind, tabula rasa, unconscious, unconscious mind

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