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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Characteristic of someone who emphasizes observable facts and excludes metaphysical speculation about origins or ultimate causes.

Usage examples (29)
  • It is eminently a product of what I have ventured to call the rationalistic temper.
  • I plead guilty to a rational, not "rationalistic," approach to problems.
  • Consequently it left unimpaired the scope of informational and abstract, or "rationalistic" studies.
  • Its obvious deficiencies have caused it to be resorted to simply for filling in "rationalistic" knowledge for more
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