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Meaning of NOUS

Pronunciation:  noos

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason; "his mind wandered"; "I couldn't get his words out of my head"
  2. [n]  (British) common sense; "she has great social nous"

NOUS is a 4 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: brain, head, mind, psyche
 See Also: cognition, common sense, ego, good sense, gumption, horse sense, knowledge, mother wit, noddle, noesis, sense, subconscious, subconscious mind, tabula rasa, unconscious, unconscious mind



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Nous\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? mind.]
    Intellect; understanding; talent; -- used humorously.
  2. \Nous\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? mind.] (Philos.)
    The reason; the highest intellect; God regarded as the World
Thesaurus Terms
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