Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Possessing the faculty of reasoning; pertaining to the reason; reasonable; judicious.

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Usage examples "rational":

  1. It is hardly rational to put the favorite of the garden where, at best, a partial failure is certain. - "Success With Small Fruits", E. P. Roe.
  2. For Creed's eyes opened and looked full into hers with a wholly rational expression which had long been absent from their clear depths. - "Judith of the Cumberlands", Alice MacGowan.
  3. We are glad to help in any movement for international peace, but this is because we sincerely believe that it is our duty to help all such movements provided they are sane and rational, and not because there is any tendency toward militarism on our part which needs to be cured. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.