noun[usually in singular]
- A general agreement: [with clause]: there is a growing consensus that the current regime has failed [as modifier]: a consensus viewMore example sentences
- The general consensus of opinion has it that love is not a good thing for professional sportsmen.
- The general consensus is that they are in public life for what they can get out of it.
- The general consensus is that faith in an afterlife is a positive psychological state.
mid 17th century: from Latin, 'agreement', from consens- 'agreed', from the verb consentire.