One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a rational approach to the problem’
logical, reasoned, well reasoned, sensible, reasonable, cogent, coherent, intelligent, wise, judicious, sagacious, astute, shrewd, perceptive, enlightened, clear-eyed, clear-sighted, commonsensical, common-sense, well advised, well grounded, sound, sober, prudent, circumspect, politic
down-to-earth, practical, pragmatic, matter-of-fact, hard-headed, with both one's feet on the ground, unidealistic
2‘she was not fully rational at the time of signing the agreement’
lucid, coherent, sane, in one's right mind, able to reason clearly, able to think clearly, of sound mind, in possession of all one's faculties
normal, balanced, well balanced, clear-headed
informal all there
3‘man is a self-conscious, rational being’
intelligent, thinking, discriminating, reasoning
cognitive, mental, cerebral, logical, analytical, conceptual
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