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commonsensical

See also: common-sensical

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common sense +‎ -ical

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commonsensical (comparative more commonsensical, superlative most commonsensical)

  1. Displaying common sense.
    • 1841, Catherine Gore, Cecil, or, The Adventures of a Coxcomb:
      But plain, rational, common-sensical conversation, uttered by an agreeable girl [] , wraps one round with a consciousness of comfort and repose.
    • 2008, April 19, Arnold Zwicky, "And/or or both", Language Log,
      Most people seem to take the common-sensical view that or sometimes functions inclusively and sometimes exclusively, and this is the position that the OED takes.