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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An explanation for one's conduct that is believable but untrue.

Usage examples (39)
  • The thief's rationalization about why the money was missing was hardly believable.
  • Now you come back and say†™ I am not French†™; what kind of rationalization is that.
  • And the process of rationalization is accelerating around the world.
  • But a difference in the style of rationalization is not superficial. for more
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