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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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