Mammoth Memory

nous – Common sense, practical intelligence

(Pronounced nowce)

Now that he's caught the mouse (nous), he can relax. It only took a bit of common sense.

Now that Tom the cat caught the mouse (nous), he can relax. It only took a bit of common sense.

 

Examples of nous in a sentence

The boy had a lack of nous and made clumsy mistakes.

The woman had a lot of nous and was admired by her friends for her intelligence.

The dog had little nous and kept getting stuck in fences.

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