Definition of 'rational'
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Why were the rational thoughts pointing that way? Times, Sunday Times (2016)There was no rational thinking. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Rather, we want our young brought up with rational thought and scientific fact if we are to progress as a nation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I found him to be calm, rational, very well informed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You can take a more rational look at life. The Sun (2008)We know only too well that all rational judgment there has been abandoned. The Sun (2015)Yet my rational mind also insists that those images are only half of reality. Christianity Today (2000)It was the rational solution and it terrified the committee. DEVASTATING EDEN: The Search for Utopia in America (2004)Survival instincts invade your head and rational thoughts take a dive. Times, Sunday Times (2006)To enter it one must be prepared to let the rational reason go. What the Bee Knows - reflections on myth, symbol and story (1989)What struck me most at the time was how little rational argument seemed to matter. Trauma and Recovery (1992)Now is the time for calm assessment and rational judgments on her future. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We no longer have to waste our time looking for rational motives. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Their rational mind was too busy to control their impulses. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Soon you will lose the capacity for rational thought. The Sun (2012)There are many rational reasons not to get beyond the first chapter. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Thus people are rendered fatalistic and generally accept their situation in life rather than make rational efforts to change it. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)The deal sounds so rational, for both sides. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But she's so sane and rational. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The moon settles your emotions so you can talk about money in a calm, rational way. The Sun (2011)Ah, but that would require some clear and rational thinking from the ruling bodies. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And much of the advice he offers is rational, sound and humane. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The Italian league is much more rational and tactical rather than this league. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Provided the solution was a rational one and not conspicuously unfair his Lordship could not quash it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The slow is logical, rational and lazy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She was calm and rational, as she always is. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A player's desperation to represent his country can and will override rational judgment. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He was a sane, rational, bright young man with no history of mental illness. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'rational'
British English: rational /ˈræʃənl/ ADJECTIVE
Rational decisions and thoughts are based on sensible judgment rather than on emotion.
He is incapable of making a rational decision.
- American English: rational
- Arabic: عَقْلانِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: racional
- Chinese: 理性的
- Croatian: racionalan
- Czech: racionální
- Danish: rationel
- Dutch: rationeel
- European Spanish: racional
- Finnish: järkevä
- French: rationnel
- German: vernünftig
- Greek: έλλογος
- Italian: razionale
- Japanese: 理にかなった
- Korean: 합리적인
- Norwegian: rasjonell
- Polish: rozsądny
- European Portuguese: racional
- Romanian: rațional
- Russian: рациональный
- Spanish: racional
- Swedish: rationell
- Thai: ซึ่งมีเหตุผล
- Turkish: akıllıca
- Ukrainian: розумний
- Vietnamese: hợp lý
Definition of rational from the Collins English Dictionary
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