mother wit


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mother wit

n.
Innate intelligence or common sense.

mother wit

n
native practical intelligence; common sense

moth′er wit′


n.
natural or practical intelligence, wit, or sense.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mother wit - sound practical judgment; "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"
sagaciousness, sagacity, discernment, judgement, judgment - the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
logic - reasoned and reasonable judgment; "it made a certain kind of logic"
nous - common sense; "she has great social nous"
road sense - good judgment in avoiding trouble or accidents on the road
References in classic literature ?
Among several persons collected about the doorsteps, the most remarkable was a sturdy mountaineer, of six feet two and corresponding bulk, with a heavy set of features, such as might be moulded on his own blacksmith's anvil, but yet indicative of mother wit and rough humor.
When you have to live by your mother wit, old boy, I hope you may get on better than I do.
Amid the slew of pandering Republican mediocrities and flameouts seeing themselves as the next president, Sanders could have half the mother wit and moral power that has long marked his politics and still be a singular force for true reform.
On Sunday, the Alaska Airlines Stage lineup includes acoustic finger-style guitarist Will Brown, singer-songwriter Rick Leighton, Eddy Delbridge, folk from Mother Wit (formerly Aroura) and Theo Czuk with Theo's Trio.
The visionary spider met mother wit And the collective web David Bohm implication Algorithmic intelligence Sustaining itself Einstein spooky action at a distance Jon B.