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1. rational

adjective. ['ˈræʃənəl, ˈræʃnəl'] consistent with or based on or using reason.

Synonyms

  • demythologized
  • logical
  • intelligent
  • sane
  • sensible
  • demythologised
  • coherent
  • thinking
  • lucid
  • reasoning

Antonyms

  • irrational
  • insane
  • unreasonable
  • synthetic

Etymology

  • rational (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • rationale (Latin)
  • rationel (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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2. rational

adjective. ['ˈræʃənəl, ˈræʃnəl'] of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind.

Synonyms

  • intellectual
  • noetic

Antonyms

  • invalid
  • immoderate
  • illogicality

Etymology

  • rational (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • rationale (Latin)
  • rationel (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. rational

adjective. ['ˈræʃənəl, ˈræʃnəl'] having its source in or being guided by the intellect (as distinguished from experience or emotion).

Antonyms

  • unfair

Etymology

  • rational (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • rationale (Latin)
  • rationel (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. rational

noun. ['ˈræʃənəl, ˈræʃnəl'] an integer or a fraction.

Synonyms

  • rational number
  • real
  • fraction

Antonyms

  • analytic
  • incoherent
  • stupid
  • stupidity

Etymology

  • rational (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • rationale (Latin)
  • rationel (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. motive

noun. ['ˈmoʊtɪv'] the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior.

Synonyms

  • mental energy
  • rational motive
  • irrational motive
  • ethical motive
  • life
  • morality
  • psychic energy
  • need
  • urge
  • ethics
  • morals
  • psychological feature
  • impulse

Antonyms

  • dead
  • nonexistence
  • alive
  • moral

6. motive

adjective. ['ˈmoʊtɪv'] causing or able to cause motion.

Synonyms

  • motor

Antonyms

  • birth
  • death

7. motive

adjective. ['ˈmoʊtɪv'] impelling to action.

Synonyms

  • motivating
  • motivative

Antonyms

  • disincentive
  • incentive
  • dull

8. motive

noun. ['ˈmoʊtɪv'] a design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration.

Synonyms

  • design
  • motif
  • figure

Antonyms

  • evil
  • wrongness
  • impure
  • pure

9. motive

noun. ['ˈmoʊtɪv'] a theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music.

Synonyms

  • musical theme
  • idea
  • motif
  • theme
  • obligato
  • obbligato

Antonyms

  • immoral
  • evilness
  • obviate
  • wealth
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