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Synonyms for rational
ˈræʃ ə nl, ˈræʃ nlra·tio·nal

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rational

    Sagacious refers to a power of tracing the hidden or recondite by slight indications, as by instinct or intuition; it is not now applied to mere keenness of sense-perception. We do not call a hound sagacious in following a clear trail; but if he loses the scent, as at the edge of a stream, and circles around till he strikes it again, his conduct is said to be sagacious. In human affairs sagacious refers to a power of ready, far-reaching, and accurate inference from observed facts perhaps in themselves very slight, that seems like a special sense; or to a similar readiness to foresee the results of any action, especially upon human motives or conduct — a kind of prophetic common sense. Sagacious is a broader and nobler word than shrewd, and not capable of the invidious sense which the latter word often bears; on the other hand, sagacious is less lofty and comprehensive than wise in its full sense, and more limited to matters of direct practical moment. Compare ASTUTE; WISDOM.

    Synonyms:
    able, acute, apt, clear-sighted, discerning, intelligent, judicious, keen, keen-sighted, keen-witted, perspicacious, quick of scent, quick-scented, sagacious, sage, sensible, sharp, sharp-witted, shrewd, wise

    Antonyms:
    absurd, dull, foolish, futile, ignorant, irrational, obtuse, senseless, silly, simple, sottish, stupid, undiscerning, unintelligent

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rational number, rationaladjective

    an integer or a fraction

    Synonyms:
    rational number

    Antonyms:
    physical, irrational, nonintellectual, unreasoning, superstitious, blind, nonrational, reasonless

  2. rationaladjective

    consistent with or based on or using reason

    "rational behavior"; "a process of rational inference"; "rational thought"

    Synonyms:
    intellectual, noetic

    Antonyms:
    nonrational, unreasoning, irrational, reasonless, nonintellectual, blind, physical, superstitious

  3. intellectual, rational, noeticadjective

    of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind

    "intellectual problems"; "the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man"

    Synonyms:
    intellectual, cerebral, noetic

    Antonyms:
    nonrational, irrational, reasonless, unreasoning, physical, nonintellectual, blind, superstitious

  4. rationaladjective

    capable of being expressed as a quotient of integers

    "rational numbers"

    Synonyms:
    intellectual, noetic

    Antonyms:
    reasonless, physical, irrational, blind, nonrational, superstitious, nonintellectual, unreasoning

  5. rationaladjective

    having its source in or being guided by the intellect (as distinguished from experience or emotion)

    "a rational analysis"

    Synonyms:
    intellectual, noetic

    Antonyms:
    irrational, superstitious, blind, unreasoning, nonrational, physical, reasonless, nonintellectual

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rationaladjective

    Synonyms:
    intellectual, endowed with reason

  2. rationaladjective

    Synonyms:
    reasonable, just, right, equitable, fit, proper, agreeable to reason, according to reason

  3. rationaladjective

    Synonyms:
    judicious, sagacious, enlightened, sensible, wise, intelligent

  4. rationaladjective

    Synonyms:
    sane, in one's right mind, in one's sober senses

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rationaladjective

    Synonyms:
    reasoning, intelligent, sane, sound, judicious, wise, reasonable, equitable

    Antonyms:
    irrational, insane, injudicious, unwise, unreasonable

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How to use rational in a sentence?

  1. Oscar Wilde:

    One is tempted to define man as a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.

  2. Fotini Iconomopoulos:

    When we're facing a high stress conversation, we have an adrenal response to it -- all rational thought leaves your brain.

  3. Donald Trump:

    He's 27 years old. His father dies, took over a regime. So say what you want, but that is not easy, especially at that age, i'm not giving him credit or not giving him credit, I'm just saying that's a very hard thing to do. As to whether or not he's rational, I have no opinion on it. I hope he's rational.

  4. Monique Barbut:

    People are making the only rational choice, to move as a coping mechanism.

  5. Tomer Rothschild:

    I can't speculate on what each government is thinking or may do, but I don't see any of( the Tomer Rothschild visa issues) across hundreds of our students, i tell the parents to stay rational and stay calm.


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