Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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  • adjective Of or relating to rationalism.

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  • adjective 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.

    The Spirit of '67

  • 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.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • 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.

    Solzhenitsyn, Belfast Pride and abortion

  • 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.

    Harvard University Commencement Address (A World Split Apart)

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

    Pragmatism

  • 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.

    open Democracy News Analysis - Comments

  • 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.

    open Democracy News Analysis - Comments

  • 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.

    open Democracy News Analysis - Comments

  • 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.

    open Democracy News Analysis - Comments

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

    Fail-Safe, &c.

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