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nous Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun common sense
    • she has great social nous
  2. noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    psyche; brain; head; mind.
    • his mind wandered
    • I couldn't get his words out of my head
WordNet

Nous noun
Etymology
NL., fr. Gr. mind.
Definitions
  1. Intellect; understanding; talent; -- used humorously.

Webster 1913


"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

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