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consensus Line breaks: con|sen¦sus
Pronunciation: /kənˈsɛnsəs/

Definition of consensus in English:


[usually in singular]
A general agreement: [with clause]: there is a growing consensus that the current regime has failed [as modifier]: a consensus view
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  • 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.
agreement, harmony, concord, like-mindedness, concurrence, consent, common consent, accord, unison, unity, unanimity, oneness, solidarity, concert
general opinion/view, majority opinion/view, common opinion/view


Mid 17th century: from Latin, 'agreement', from consens- 'agreed', from the verb consentire.

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