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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - That which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; Common sense.

Usage examples (32)
  • A property manager with some real marketing nous can earn you thousands every year, just with an intelligent marketing campaign.
  • She has great social nous
  • It is of all that is comprehended under the word nous, the understanding and the heart, that this vanity is predicated.
  • According to Plotinus, nous is the highest sphere accessible to the human mind and thus the "objective" of contemplation. for more
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