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raison detre

see definition of raison detre
  • as injustification
  • as inrationale
  • as in
  • as infunction
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Synonyms for raison detre

noun reason, excuse
  • apology
  • approval
  • argument
  • basis
  • confirmation
  • explanation
  • pretext
  • rationale
  • rationalization
  • vindication
  • absolution
  • account
  • acquittal
  • advocacy
  • answer
  • apologia
  • defense
  • exculpation
  • exoneration
  • extenuation
  • grounds
  • idea
  • mitigation
  • palliation
  • palliative
  • plea
  • rebuttal
  • redemption
  • reply
  • response
  • salvation
  • sanctification
  • story
  • support
  • validation
  • warrant
  • wherefore
  • raison d'être
  • song and dance
  • whatfor
  • whitewashing
  • whole idea
  • why and wherefore

Antonyms for raison detre

  • charge
  • indictment
  • opposition
  • question
  • request
  • sentence
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.