reason

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for a still stronger reason a fortiori
reason, for a still stronger a fortiori
message whose content is at variance with reason absurdity , absurdness , ridiculousness
acute ability to understand reason acumen
discussant who offers an example or a reason or a proof adducer
movement in the 18th century that advocated the use of reason in the reappraisal of accepted ideas and social institutions Age of Reason , Enlightenment
separately for some reason apart
(Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology; presented philosophical proofs of the existence of God (1225-1274) Aquinas , Saint Thomas , Saint Thomas Aquinas , St. Thomas , St. Thomas Aquinas , Thomas Aquinas
trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment arbitrariness , capriciousness , flightiness , whimsey , whimsicality , whimsy
attribute without reason arrogate
German dramatist whose works concern people torn between reason and emotion (1777-1811) Bernd Heinrich Wilhelm von Kleist , Heinrich von Kleist , Kleist
that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason brain , head , mind , nous , psyche
sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason) burst , fit
right or rights belonging to a person by reason of citizenship including especially the fundamental freedoms and privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th amendments and subsequent acts of Congress including the right to legal and social and economic equ civil right
(medicine) a reason that makes it inadvisable to prescribe a particular drug or employ a particular procedure or treatment contraindication
figure by reason deduce
form of theological rationalism that believes in God on the basis of reason without reference to revelation deism , free thought
ethical system that evaluates actions by reference to personal well-being through a life based on reason endaemonism , eudemonism
argue and reason against expostulate , remonstrate
doctrine that reason is the right basis for regulating conduct freethinking , rationalism
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