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

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  1. reasoningnoun


  2. reasoningnoun

    Action of the verb to reason.

    ratiocination, rationale

  3. reasoningnoun

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

    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.

    argument, argumentation, debate, ratiocination

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reasoning, logical thinking, abstract thoughtadjective

    thinking that is coherent and logical

    logical thinking, abstract thought


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

    endowed with the capacity to reason


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reasoningnoun

    ratiocination, argumentation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. reasoningnoun

    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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  1. Joe Manchin:

    Anybody who announces how they're going to vote before a President makes their appointment, there's no commonsense or reasoning in that whatsoever.

  2. Alexis Carrel:

    All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know.

  3. Antoine Rivarol:

    Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future.

  4. 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.

  5. John Locke:

    Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing.

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