- sound practical judgment that is independent of specialized knowledge, training, or the like; normal native intelligence.
Origin of common sense
Examples from the Web for common-sensible
Historical Examples of common-sensible
The common-sensible man placed the snow-child on the hearthrug, right in front of the hissing and fuming stove.
The common-sensible man placed the snow-child on the hearth-rug, right in front of the hissing and fuming stove.The Snow-Image
Why can't you two be what Daisy calls 'common-sensible,' and tell what is at the bottom of all this?Uncle Rutherford's Nieces
Joanna H. Mathews
This common-sensible man placed the snow-child on the hearth-rug, right in front of the hissing and fuming stove.The Pearl Story Book
- plain ordinary good judgment; sound practical sense
- inspired by or displaying sound practical sense
Word Origin and History for common-sensible
14c., originally the power of uniting mentally the impressions conveyed by the five physical senses, thus "ordinary understanding, without which one is foolish or insane" (Latin sensus communis, Greek koine aisthesis); meaning "good sense" is from 1726. Also, as an adjective, commonsense.
(1776) A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that called for the United States to declare independence from Britain immediately. Written in a brisk and pungent style, Common Sense had a tremendous impact and helped to persuade many Americans that they could successfully wage a war for their independence.