Synonyms for sense

Synonyms for (noun) sense

Synonyms: sense, good sense, horse sense, gumption, mother wit, common sense

Definition: sound practical judgment

Usage: Common sense is not so common; he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples; fortunately she had the good sense to run away

Similar words: discernment, sagaciousness, sagacity, judgement, judgment

Definition: the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations


Synonyms: sensation, sense, sensory faculty, sentience, sentiency

Definition: the faculty through which the external world is apprehended

Usage: in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing

Similar words: faculty, mental faculty, module

Definition: one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind


Synonyms: sense

Definition: a general conscious awareness

Usage: a sense of security; a sense of happiness; a sense of danger; a sense of self

Similar words: awareness, knowingness, cognisance, cognizance, consciousness

Definition: having knowledge of

Usage: he had no awareness of his mistakes; his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced; their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive


Synonyms: sense

Definition: a natural appreciation or ability

Usage: a keen musical sense; a good sense of timing

Similar words: hold, grasp, appreciation

Definition: understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something

Usage: he has a good grasp of accounting practices


Synonyms: signified, sense

Definition: the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted

Usage: the dictionary gave several senses for the word; in the best sense charity is really a duty; the signifier is linked to the signified

Similar words: significance, signification, meaning, import

Definition: the message that is intended or expressed or signified

Usage: what is the meaning of this sentence; the significance of a red traffic light; the signification of Chinese characters; the import of his announcement was ambiguous

Synonyms for (verb) sense

Synonyms: sense

Definition: comprehend

Usage: I sensed the real meaning of his letter

Similar words: understand

Definition: know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

Usage: She did not understand her husband; I understand what she means


Synonyms: sense, smell, smell out

Definition: become aware of not through the senses but instinctively

Usage: I sense his hostility; i smell trouble; smell out corruption

Similar words: perceive

Definition: become conscious of

Usage: She finally perceived the futility of her protest


Synonyms: sense, feel

Definition: perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles

Usage: He felt the wind; She felt an object brushing her arm; He felt his flesh crawl; She felt the heat when she got out of the car

Similar words: comprehend, perceive

Definition: to become aware of through the senses

Usage: I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon


Synonyms: sense

Definition: detect some circumstance or entity automatically

Usage: This robot can sense the presence of people in the room; particle detectors sense ionization

Similar words: find, notice, observe, detect, discover

Definition: discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

Usage: She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water; We found traces of lead in the paint