sixth sense


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sixth sense

n.
A power of perception seemingly independent of the five senses; keen intuition.
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sixth sense

n
(Alternative Belief Systems) any supposed sense or means of perception, such as intuition or clairvoyance, other than the five senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell
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sixth′ sense′


n.
a power of perception beyond the five senses.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sixth sense - grasping the inner nature of things intuitivelysixth sense - grasping the inner nature of things intuitively
intuition - instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes)
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sixth sense

noun intuition, second sight, clairvoyance, feyness He has a sixth sense for finding people who have good ideas.
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sixth sense

noun
The power to discern the true nature of a person or situation:
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Translations
الحاسَّةُ السّادِسَه
šestý smysl
hatodik érzék
sjötta skilningarvitiî
šiesty zmysel
altıncı his

sixth sense

nsechster Sinn
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sixth sense

nsesto senso
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sense

(sens) noun
1. one of the five powers (hearing, taste, sight, smell, touch) by which a person or animal feels or notices.
2. a feeling. He has an exaggerated sense of his own importance.
3. an awareness of (something). a well-developed musical sense; She has no sense of humour.
4. good judgement. You can rely on him – he has plenty of sense.
5. a meaning (of a word).
6. something which is meaningful. Can you make sense of her letter?
verb
to feel, become aware of, or realize. He sensed that she disapproved.
ˈsenseless adjective
1. stunned or unconscious. The blow knocked him senseless.
2. foolish. What a senseless thing to do!
ˈsenselessly adverb
ˈsenselessness noun
ˈsenses noun plural
(usually with my, ~his, ~her etc) a person's normal, sane state of mind. He must have taken leave of his senses; When he came to his senses, he was lying in a hospital bed.
sixth sense
an ability to feel or realize something apparently not by means of any of the five senses. He couldn't hear or see anyone, but a sixth sense told him that he was being followed.
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References in classic literature ?
He did not speak, but presently that strange, subtile sixth sense which warns us that we are not alone, though our eyes see not nor our ears hear, caused her to turn.
This very exacting member of the fold appeared to be endowed with a sixth sense, in regard of knowing when the Reverend Frank Milvey least desired her company, and with promptitude appearing in his little hall.
Among themselves they communicate by means of what Perry says must be a sixth sense which is cognizant of a fourth dimension.
"What they do," said Perry, "is to project their thoughts into the fourth dimension, when they become appreciable to the sixth sense of their listener.
Possibly it is the sixth sense which I am sure they possess that has given them an advantage over the other and more frightfully armed of their fellows; but this we may never know.
You must have a scent for them, and a scent is like a sixth sense which combines hearing, seeing, and smelling.
Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five.
Or, perhaps,--who can tell?--it was that fabled sixth sense which conveyed to him the loom and feel of an object close at hand.
Whether people, by dint of sitting together in the same place and the same relative positions, and doing exactly the same things for a great many years, acquire a sixth sense, or some unknown power of influencing each other which serves them in its stead, is a question for philosophy to settle.
Perhaps it was by virtue of some sixth sense that men born for unlawful occupations may be gifted with.
Even as the beasts, Tarzan of the Apes seemed to possess a sixth sense. Long before he reached the bungalow, he had almost pictured the scene that finally broke upon his view.