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Synonyms for rationality

what is sound or reasonable

exact, valid, and rational reasoning

Synonyms for rationality

the state of having good sense and sound judgment

the quality of being consistent with or based on logic

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For example, "I'd like to get my way, but I don't have to" is a general rational thought that dismisses a demand.
If something happens after the age of six, we have enough rational thought to handle it.
Of course, if a pupil raises it as a hypothesis then a brief discussion as to why creationism is wrong might be appropriate as part of an education in intellectual integrity and rational thought.
Admittedly, the situation makes rational thought pretty difficult.
Note the situation where you feel bad ("Looking in the mirror), the automatic thought ("I'm a fat pig"), and the rational thought to counter it based on facts, logic, and reason ("No one told me I have a weight problem.
Without giving it much rational thought, I figured it'd be like home when I'm at the beach.
Our irrational thinking inhibits accurate executive functioning which in turn diminishes our rational thought and behaviors, resulting in fewer rational outcomes, and promoting further irrational thought and behavior in the future.
Whilst the police are all too ready to complain about the significant amount of paperwork they have to produce, it would appear that this is due to their own inability to apply rational thought in instances such as this
Sometimes when you're angry, it feels like you've been invaded by a Body Snatcher who has sucked every ounce of rational thought right out of you.
While this may have been a great strategy for John McGraw, it is now out-dated and is employed more out of tradition than rational thought.
It is emotionally satisfying, even if rational thought suggests it does not work and cannot work.
The Heidlers argue that "mature deliberation and rational thought were always brittle facets of this man's turbulent personality.
Still, if Tyrone is prepared to think that I would take a 'pay off' of any kind for anything from anybody I can only suppose that rational thought has disappeared.
Deeply held religious beliefs provide a convenient and all-encompassing excuse that precludes any rational thought and has in the past been used to justify war, torture, burning people alive for heresy and witchcraft, denying women equality with men, blocking access to birth control and family planning information, and beating and murdering gays and lesbians and denying us the same lights as straight people.
We cannot allow language, which serves as a medium of rational thought, to surrender unconditionally to ideology and dogmata, and thus to be stripped of content and meaning, of reality itself.