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Definition of "commonsense" [commonsense]

  • Having or exhibiting native good judgment: "commonsense scholarship on the foibles and oversights of a genius” ( Times Literary Supplement). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "commonsense" in a sentence
  • "LOTHIAN: So, in a little-noticed memo sent around last month, the Office of Management and Budget made what it calls commonsense changes to provide more accurate data."
  • "She was defending what she calls commonsense conservatism."
  • "CROWLEY: In five stops through southeastern Missouri, Talent mentioned same-sex marriage and abortion in most of them, reaching out to the base with what he calls commonsense Missouri values."