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1. rationalism

noun. (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge is acquired by reason without resort to experience.

Synonyms

  • philosophical doctrine

Antonyms

  • monism
  • internationalism

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • rational (English)
  • rational (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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2. rationalism

noun. the theological doctrine that human reason rather than divine revelation establishes religious truth.

Synonyms

  • free thought
  • theological doctrine

Antonyms

  • Athanasianism
  • environmentalism
  • hereditarianism

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • rational (English)
  • rational (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. rationalism

noun. the doctrine that reason is the right basis for regulating conduct.

Synonyms

  • freethinking
  • ism
  • school of thought
  • doctrine
  • philosophical system

Antonyms

  • formalism
  • nationalism
  • pluralism
  • unbelief

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • rational (English)
  • rational (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

Sentences with rationalism


1. Noun, singular or mass
Neither individualism nor rationalism were as significant as they would be in later eras.

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