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rationalization

noun ra·tio·nal·iza·tion

Medical Definition of RATIONALIZATION

:  the act, process, or result of rationalizing; especially :  the provision of plausible reasons to explain to oneself or others behavior for which one's real motives are different and unknown or unconscious

Variants of RATIONALIZATION

ra·tio·nal·iza·tion also British ra·tio·nal·isa·tion \ˌrash-nə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -ən-əl-ə-\

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