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  • adj. Of or relating to rationalism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Belonging to, or in accordance with, the principles of rationalism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to rationalists or rationalism; conformable to or characterized by rationalism: as, rationalistic opinions; a rationalistic interpretation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of rationalism

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Examples

  • Men living estranged from God easily cast aside God's morals and principles, exchanging them for a blind belief in rationalistic expediency.

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  • It became the basis for government and social science and could be defined as rationalistic humanism or humanistic autonomy: the proclaimed and enforced autonomy of the individual from any higher force above him.

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  • It is eminently a product of what I have ventured to call the rationalistic temper.

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  • It became the basis for political and social doctrine and could be called rationalistic humanism or humanistic autonomy: the pro-claimed and practiced autonomy of man from any higher force above him.

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  • It became the basis for government and social science and could be defined as rationalistic humanism or humanistic autonomy: the proclaimed and enforced autonomy of man from any higher force above him.

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  • I plead guilty to a rational, not "rationalistic," approach to problems.

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  • Consequently it left unimpaired the scope of informational and abstract, or "rationalistic" studies.

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  • Its obvious deficiencies have caused it to be resorted to simply for filling in "rationalistic" knowledge (that is to say, knowledge of definitions, rules, classifications, and modes of application conveyed through symbols), and as a device for lending greater "interest" to barren symbols.

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  • Its obvious deficiencies have caused it to be resorted to simply for filling in "rationalistic" knowledge

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  • But neither of these definitions will include all the arguments and statements which have been called by various writers "rationalistic;" and while the terms used are thus vague, they are often applied very indiscriminately, and the tendency of this use of them is to depreciate the exercise of the intellectual faculties generally.

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