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 Dictionary entry overview: What does horse sense mean? 

  The noun HORSE SENSE has 1 sense:

1. sound practical judgment

  Familiarity information: HORSE SENSE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Sound practical judgment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


common sense; good sense; gumption; horse sense; mother wit; sense

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("horse sense" is a kind of...):

discernment; judgement; judgment; sagaciousness; sagacity (the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "horse sense"):

logic (reasoned and reasonable judgment)

nous (common sense)

road sense (good judgment in avoiding trouble or accidents on the road)

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