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(Entry 1 of 3)

having the ability to reason
  • judged by the courts not to be a reasoning being who could be held accountable for his crimes

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Synonyms & Antonyms of reasoning (Entry 2 of 3)

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

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present participle of reason

Synonyms of reasoning (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to form an opinion or reach a conclusion through reasoning and information
  • she reasoned that since all of the cakes were on sale for the same price, she might as well pick the biggest one

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2 to state (something) as a reason in support of or against something under consideration
  • he tried to reason that no one in their right mind would buy his brother's old video games, but they were put on the online auction anyway

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The first known use of reasoning was in the 14th century

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“Reasoning.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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