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See definition of rationalist on Dictionary.com
  • as inrealist
  • as inskeptic
  • as inunbeliever

synonyms for rationalist

  • naturalist
  • agnostic
  • cynic
  • dissenter
  • doubter
  • pessimist
  • questioner
  • apostate
  • atheist
  • disbeliever
  • freethinker
  • heathen
  • heretic
  • infidel
  • materialist
  • misanthrope
  • misbeliever
  • nihilist
  • pagan
  • scoffer
  • unbeliever
  • doubting Thomas
  • profaner
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How to use rationalist in a sentence

In the early years of his London life, Mill had been only a rationalist.
THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME II (OF 3)LESLIE STEPHEN
Thus the ninth century saw a rationalist and a pantheist at the court of a Christian king.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VJOHN LORD
It is one of the shallow illusions of the pseudo-rationalist school that the age of religious wars is passed for ever.
GERMAN PROBLEMS AND PERSONALITIESCHARLES SAROLEA
An answer perhaps could be offered of which the rationalist need not be ashamed.
WINDS OF DOCTRINEGEORGE SANTAYANA
Adrian is the fascinating dilettante, the philosophic doubter, a sort of romantic rationalist with a taste for art.
REVIEWSOSCAR WILDE
Another advocate of toleration was John Locke, whose chief influence was as a rationalist in philosophy and religion.
UNITARIANISM IN AMERICAGEORGE WILLIS COOKE
In so doing, he necessarily becomes a rationalist, which may lead him far from the traditions of the past.
UNITARIANISM IN AMERICAGEORGE WILLIS COOKE
It is impossible in reading Erasmus not to be reminded of the rationalist of the 18th century.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 9, SLICE 7VARIOUS
His own contributions show that, although clearly a rationalist, he was still opposed to open infidelity.
THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME II (OF 3)LESLIE STEPHEN
The rationalist was thus right in denying that sensations as such are true elements of knowledge.
RECONSTRUCTION IN PHILOSOPHYJOHN DEWEY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO RATIONALIST

  • cynic
  • hoper
  • optimist
  • positive thinker
  • rationalist
  • realist
  • skeptic
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