Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

reasoning

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of reasoning

  1. having the ability to reason <judged by the courts not to be a reasoning being who could be held accountable for his crimes> Synonyms intelligent, reasonable, rational, thinkingRelated Words analytic (or analytical), logical; brainy, cerebral, highbrow, highbrowed, intellectual; cognitional, cognitive, mental; levelheaded, practical, sane, sensible, soberNear Antonyms brainless, dense, doltish, dopey (also dopy), dorky [slang], dull, dumb, fatuous, half-witted, mindless, obtuse, senseless, slow, stupid, thickheaded; fallacious, groundless, illogical, invalid, nonsensicalAntonyms irrational, nonrational, nonthinking, unintelligent, unreasonable, unreasoning, unthinking




reasoning

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of reasoning

  1. the thought processes that have been established as leading to valid solutions to problems <your reasoning here is faulty, for although all wives are spouses, not all spouses are wives> Synonyms intellection, ratiocination, reason, logic, senseRelated Words cogency, coherence, logicality, logicalness, rationality, rationalness; convincingness, persuasiveness; syllogism, synthesis; analysis, dissection; deduction, induction; argumentation, disputationNear Antonyms illogic, incoherence; absurdity, brainlessness, insanity, irrationality, nonsensicalness, preposterousness, senselessness





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up reasoning? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a timid, meek, or unassertive person

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

soothe reduce perplex disapprove
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ