noun Ver·nunft \ferˈnu̇nft, fər-, -u̇m(p)ft\

Definition of Vernunft



  1. :  reason 2f —distinguished from verstand

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Origin and Etymology of vernunft

German, from Old High German firnunft perception, understanding, from firneman to perceive, understand, from fir- for- + neman to take — more at nimble

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to criticize severely

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