Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun reasoning

1 sense of reasoning

Sense 1
reasoning, logical thinking, abstract thought -- (thinking that is coherent and logical)
       => thinking, thought, thought process, cerebration, intellection, mentation -- (the process of using your mind to consider something carefully; "thinking always made him frown"; "she paused for thought")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb reason

3 senses of reason

Sense 1
reason, reason out, conclude -- (decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion; "We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house")
       => think, cogitate, cerebrate -- (use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere")

Sense 2
argue, reason -- (present reasons and arguments)
       => present, represent, lay out -- (bring forward and present to the mind; "We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason")

Sense 3
reason -- (think logically; "The children must learn to reason")
       => think, cogitate, cerebrate -- (use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere")

Antonyms of adj reasoning

1 sense of reasoning

Sense 1
intelligent, reasoning (prenominal), thinking (prenominal) -- (endowed with the capacity to reason)

INDIRECT (VIA rational) -> irrational -- (not consistent with or using reason; "irrational fears"; "irrational animals")

Similarity of adj reasoning

1 sense of reasoning

Sense 1
intelligent, reasoning (prenominal), thinking (prenominal) -- (endowed with the capacity to reason)
       => rational (vs. irrational) -- (consistent with or based on or using reason; "rational behavior"; "a process of rational inference"; "rational thought")

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