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Synonyms for thinking

2. wishful thinking (n.)

the illusion that what you wish for is actually true

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3. convergent thinking (n.)

thinking that brings together information focussed on solving a problem (especially solving problems that have a single correct solution)

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4. divergent thinking (n.)

thinking that moves away in diverging directions so as to involve a variety of aspects and which sometimes lead to novel ideas and solutions; associated with creativity

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5. thinking cap (n.)

a state in which one thinks

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6. lateral thinking (n.)

a heuristic for solving problems; you try to look at the problem from many angles instead of tackling it head-on

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7. free-thinking (s.)

unwilling to accept authority or dogma (especially in religion)

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8. clearheaded (a.)

not mentally confused; able to think clearly and act intelligently

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9. intelligent (s.)

endowed with the capacity to reason

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