Definición de nous en inglés:


Saltos de línea: nous
Pronunciación: /naʊs


[mass noun]
  • 1British informal Common sense; practical intelligence: if he had any nous at all, he’d sell the film rights
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    • At least they appear to possess more nous [common sense] than is often credited to viewers of that kind of program.
    • But it is hardly surprising - when just about every aspect of the curriculum is now prescribed by the government - that teachers feel impotent to use their own know-how and nous.
    • McAllister's performances caught the eye of Liverpool manager Houllier, who was searching for an experienced campaigner to add nous and wisdom to his young midfield.
  • 2 Philosophy The mind or intellect.
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    • In antiquity commentators traditionally referred to this intellect as the active intellect, nous poiêtikos.
    • The Greek word for repentance is metanoia (from meta, ‘after’, and nous, ‘mind’).
    • Sorcery is a tiny facet of magic, whose final goal is the realisation of nous and the unification of heaven and earth.


late 17th century (in sense 2): from Greek, 'mind, intelligence, intuitive apprehension'.

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