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  • as inreasoning
  • as inrumination
  • as inthought

synonyms for rationalizing

  • acumen
  • analysis
  • argument
  • hypothesis
  • inference
  • interpretation
  • premise
  • proposition
  • rationale
  • thinking
  • case
  • cogitation
  • concluding
  • corollary
  • deduction
  • dialectics
  • exposition
  • generalization
  • illation
  • induction
  • logistics
  • proof
  • ratiocination
  • reason
  • syllogism
  • thought
  • apriority
  • syllogization
  • train of thought
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antonyms for rationalizing

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  • reality
  • truth
  • irrationality
  • nonsense
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How to use rationalizing in a sentence

Of the other class have been the Greek philosophers and the rationalizing schoolmen and the modern lights of science.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VIJOHN LORD
The son studied philosophy and history in Paris and wrote historical works of an anti-clerical and rationalizing tendency.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 16, SLICE 2VARIOUS
Thus, while some shock me by their sacerdotal dogmatism, others repel me by their rationalizing laicism.
AMIEL'S JOURNALHENRI-FRDRIC AMIEL
I want you to say, in giving these impressions, why, what you base them on—and I understand that you are rationalizing.
WARREN COMMISSION (8 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. VIII (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
You have completed your rationalizing statement in that connection?
WARREN COMMISSION (8 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. VIII (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
So that in response to Mr. Dulles' questions when you talked about the possibility of some luggage, you were rationalizing?
WARREN COMMISSION (2 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. II (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
In the Greek view the universe is subject in part to the rationalizing process; but only in part.
EVOLUTION OF THE JAPANESE, SOCIAL AND PSYCHICSIDNEY L. GULICK
You are not rationalizing or speculating from things you have read in works published with respect to life in Russia?
WARREN COMMISSION (9 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. IX (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
You are rationalizing from the fact that you know now that he applied for a passport?
WARREN COMMISSION (9 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. IX (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
We are always coating over our mistakes, rationalizing our errors.
NINE O'CLOCK TALKSFREDERIC B. KELLOGG
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