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Synonyms for reasoning
ˈri zə nɪŋ, ˈriz nɪŋrea·son·ing

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Wiktionary

  1. reasoningnoun

    Synonyms:
    rationale

  2. reasoningnoun

    Action of the verb to reason.

    Synonyms:
    rationale, ratiocination

  3. reasoningnoun

    The deduction of inferences or interpretations from premises; abstract thought; ratiocination.

    Synonyms:
    ratiocination, rationale

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reasoning

    Argumentation and debate, in the ordinary use of the words, suppose two parties alleging reasons for and against a proposition; the same idea appears figuratively when we speak of a debate or an argument with oneself, or of a debate between reason and conscience. Reasoning may be the act of one alone, as it is simply the orderly setting forth of reasons, whether for the instruction of inquirers, the confuting of opponents, or the clear establishment of truth for oneself. Reasoning may be either deductive or inductive. Argument or argumentation was formerly used of deductive reasoning only. With the rise of the inductive philosophy these words have come to be applied to inductive processes also; but while reasoning may be informal or even (as far as tracing its processes is concerned) unconscious, argument and argumentation strictly imply logical form. Reasoning, as denoting a process, is a broader term than reason or argument; many arguments or reasons may be included in a single chain of reasoning.

    Synonyms:
    argument, argumentation, debate, ratiocination

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reasoning, logical thinking, abstract thoughtadjective

    thinking that is coherent and logical

    Synonyms:
    logical thinking, abstract thought

    Antonyms:
    irrational

  2. intelligent, reasoning(a), thinking(a)adjective

    endowed with the capacity to reason

    Antonyms:
    irrational

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reasoningnoun

    Synonyms:
    ratiocination, argumentation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. reasoningnoun

    Synonyms:
    ratiocination, argumentation, syllogism, discursus, (sophistical or false) sophistry, fallacy, casuistry

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "reasoning":

    rationale, argument, logic, thinking, motivation, argumentation

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How to use reasoning in a sentence?

  1. Bonnie MacLachlan:

    The Greeks, and Babylonians before them, saw the upper sky as the home of the gods when meteors fell to Earth, instead of reasoning that there might be rocks up there, they felt that divinity must reside in the fallen meteorite and worshipped it.

  2. Isaac Watts:

    Do not expect to arrive at certainty in every subject which you pursue. There are a hundred things wherein we mortals. . . must be content with probability, where our best light and reasoning will reach no farther.

  3. Sian Beilock:

    I think the opportunity to use our thinking and reasoning skills and continually use them throughout our lives likely contributes to our ability to stay sharp, so being able to do complex thinking and reasoning in our profession is one way to continually flex our cognitive horsepower or brain power.

  4. Alan Turing:

    Mathematical reasoning may be regarded...

  5. Marcus Aelius Aurelius:

    Think on this doctrine,--that reasoning beings were created for one another's sake that to be patient is a branch of justice, and that men sin without intending it.

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