Associations to the word «Nous»


NOUS, noun. (philosophy) The mind or intellect, reason, both rational and emotional
NOUS, noun. In Neoplatonism, the divine reason, regarded as first divine emanation.
NOUS, noun. Common sense; practical intelligence.

Dictionary definition

NOUS, noun. Common sense; "she has great social nous".
NOUS, noun. That which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason; "his mind wandered"; "I couldn't get his words out of my head".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King