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Word of the Week: 'sense'






  1. Any of the faculties by which stimuli from outside or inside the body are received and felt,as the faculties of hearing, sight, smell, touch, taste, and equilibrium.
  2. A perception or feeling produced by a stimulus; sensation: a sense of fatigue and hunger.
  3. senses The faculties of sensation as means of providing physical gratification and pleasure.


  1. An intuitive or acquired perception or ability to estimate: a sense of diplomatic timing.
  2. A capacity to appreciate or understand: a keen sense of humor.
  3. A vague feeling or presentiment: a sense of impending doom.
  4. Recognition or perception either through the senses or through the intellect;consciousness: has no sense of shame.


  1. Natural understanding or intelligence, especially in practical matters: The boy had sense and knew just what to do when he got lost.
  2. The normal ability to think or reason soundly. Often used in the plural: Have you taken leave of your senses?
  3. Something sound or reasonable: There’s no sense in waiting three hours.


  1. A meaning that is conveyed, as in speech or writing; signification: The sense of the novel is the inevitability of human tragedy.
  2. One of the meanings of a word or phrase: The word set has many senses.


  1. Judgment; consensus: sounding out the sense of the electorate on capital punishment.
  2. Intellectual interpretation, as of the significance of an event or the conclusions reached by a group: I came away from the meeting with the sense that we had resolved all outstanding issues.


“It makes sense that a show’s lead actress can make an appearance on the spin-off show, but a series regular who has half the screentime can’t because ‘timing’ and ‘logistics’. Perfect sense.


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