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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sense(noun)

    a general conscious awareness

    Synonyms:
    gumption, sentience, sensory faculty, sensation, common sense, sentiency, horse sense, signified, mother wit, good sense

  2. sense, signified(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    gumption, sentience, sensory faculty, sensation, common sense, sense, sentiency, horse sense, signified, mother wit, good sense

  3. sense, sensation, sentience, sentiency, sensory faculty(noun)

    the faculty through which the external world is apprehended

    Synonyms:
    adept, sentience, hotshot, virtuoso, good sense, aesthesis, champion, superstar, whiz, sentiency, mother wit, esthesis, awareness, horse sense, ace, genius, mavin, sensation, common sense, sense datum, maven, wiz, signified, sense impression, wizard, star, sense experience, sensory faculty, gumption, sense, whizz

  4. common sense, good sense, gumption, horse sense, sense, mother wit(noun)

    sound practical judgment

    Synonyms:
    gumption, sensation, sentience, grit, sentiency, good sense, backbone, guts, common sense, sand, moxie, sense, horse sense, signified, sensory faculty, mother wit

  5. sense(verb)

    a natural appreciation or ability

    Synonyms:
    gumption, sentience, sensory faculty, sensation, common sense, sentiency, horse sense, signified, mother wit, good sense

  6. feel, sense(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    find, smell, sense, smell out, palpate, finger, experience, feel

  7. sense(verb)

    detect some circumstance or entity automatically

    Synonyms:
    feel, smell, smell out

  8. smell, smell out, sense(verb)

    become aware of not through the senses but instinctively

    Synonyms:
    scent out, smack, smell out, sense, nose out, sniff out, smell, reek, feel

  9. sense(verb)

    comprehend

    Synonyms:
    feel, smell, smell out

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. sense

    Mind, in a general sense, includes all the powers of sentient being apart from the physical factors in bodily faculties and activities; in a limited sense, mind is nearly synonymous with intellect, but includes disposition, or the tendency toward action, as appears in the phrase "to have a mind to work." As the seat of mental activity, brain (colloquially brains) is often used as a synonym for mind, intellect, intelligence. Thought, the act, process, or power of thinking, is often used to denote the thinking faculty, and especially the reason. The instinct of animals is now held by many philosophers to be of the same nature as the intellect of man, but inferior and limited; yet the apparent difference is very great.

    An instinct is a propensity prior to experience and independent of instruction.

    Paley Natural Philosophy ch. 18.

    In this sense we speak of human instincts, thus denoting tendencies independent of reasoning or instruction. The soul includes the intellect, sensibilities, and will; beyond what is expressed by the word mind, the soul denotes especially the moral, the immortal nature; we say of a dead body, the soul (not the mind) has fled. Spirit is used especially in contradistinction from matter; it may in many cases be substituted for soul, but soul has commonly a fuller and more determinate meaning; we can conceive of spirits as having no moral nature; the fairies, elves, and brownies of mythology might be termed spirits, but not souls. In the figurative sense, spirit denotes animation, excitability, perhaps impatience; as, a lad of spirit; he sang with spirit; he replied with spirit. Soul denotes energy and depth of feeling, as when we speak of soulful eyes; or it may denote the very life of anything; as, "the hidden soul of harmony," Milton L'Allegro l. 144. Sense may be an antonym of intellect, as when we speak of the sense of hearing; but sense is used also as denoting clear mental action, good judgment, acumen; as, he is a man of sense, or, he showed good sense; sense, even in its material signification, must be reckoned among the activities of mind, tho dependent on bodily functions; the mind, not the eye, really sees; the mind, not the ear, really hears. Consciousness includes all that a sentient being perceives, knows, thinks, or feels, from whatever source arising and of whatever character, kind, or degree, whether with or without distinct thinking, feeling, or willing; we speak of the consciousness of the brute, of the savage, or of the sage. The intellect is that assemblage of faculties which is concerned with knowledge, as distinguished from emotion and volition. Understanding is the Saxon word of the same general import, but is chiefly used of the reasoning powers; the understanding, which Sir Wm. Hamilton has called "the faculty of relations and comparisons," is distinguished by many philosophers from reason in that "reason is the faculty of the higher cognitions or a priori truth."

    Synonyms:
    brain, consciousness, disposition, instinct, intellect, intelligence, mind, reason, reason, soul, spirit, thought, understanding

    Antonyms:
    body, brawn, brute force, material substance, matter

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. SENSE

    Synonyms:
    The National Deafblind and Rubella Association

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