Synonyms

1. rationalisation

noun. (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your true motivation is concealed by explaining your actions and feelings in a way that is not threatening.

Synonyms

  • defense reaction
  • rationalization
  • defence mechanism
  • defense
  • defence reaction
  • defence

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2. rationalisation

noun. (mathematics) the simplification of an expression or equation by eliminating radicals without changing the value of the expression or the roots of the equation.

Synonyms

  • simplification

3. rationalisation

noun. the cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason.

Synonyms

  • raison d'etre
  • explanation

4. rationalisation

noun. the organization of a business according to scientific principles of management in order to increase efficiency.

Synonyms

  • organization
  • organisation

Antonyms

  • offense

5. rationalisation

noun. systematic organization; the act of organizing something according to a system or a rationale.

Synonyms

  • rationalization
  • formalization
  • organisation
  • systematisation
  • systematization
  • organization
  • codification

Antonyms

  • finish
  • inactivity
  • prosecution
  • question

Example sentences of the word rationalisation


1. Noun, singular or mass
Post-purchase rationalisation is the process by which you convince yourself that even when you buy something faulty, useless or overly expensive, it was really a good idea all along.

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