Origin of common sense
OTHER WORDS FROM common sensecommon-sense, com·mon·sense, adjectivecom·mon·sen·si·cal, com·mon·sen·si·ble, adjectivecom·mon·sen·si·cal·ly, com·mon·sen·si·bly, adverb
How to use common sense in a sentence
Huntington sounded like such a refreshingly commonsensical old cove.
Her mother—so self-possessed, and commonsensical—to look and speak like this!The Forsyte Saga, Volume III.|John Galsworthy
British Dictionary definitions for common sense
Cultural definitions for common sense
(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.