From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:
165 Moby Thesaurus words for "rationalization": account, adjustment, alienation, apparent soundness, approach, arrangement, attack, autism, autistic thinking, avoidance mechanism, blame-shifting, blueprint, blueprinting, calculation, casuistry, charting, circularity, clearance, clearing, codification, compensation, conception, contrivance, coordination, decompensation, deduction, deductive reasoning, defense mechanism, demonstration, dereism, dereistic thinking, design, destigmatization, destigmatizing, device, discourse, discourse of reason, discursive reason, disingenuousness, displacement, disposition, dissociation, distortion, emotional insulation, enterprise, envisagement, equivocalness, equivocation, escape, escape into fantasy, escape mechanism, escapism, evasive reasoning, exculpation, explanation, fallaciousness, fallacy, fantasizing, fantasy, figuring, flight, foresight, forethought, game, graphing, ground plan, guidelines, harmonization, idea, induction, inductive reasoning, insincerity, intention, isolation, jesuitism, jesuitry, justification, layout, lineup, logical thought, long-range plan, mapping, master plan, method, methodization, methodology, misapplication, mystification, negativism, normalization, obfuscation, obscurantism, operations research, ordination, organization, overcompensation, oversubtlety, perversion, philosophism, philosophy, plan, planning, planning function, plausibility, plausibleness, prearrangement, procedure, program, program of action, projection, proof, psychotaxis, purgation, purging, ratiocination, rationale, rationalism, rationality, rationalizing, reason, reasonableness, reasoning, regularization, regulation, rehabilitation, reinstatement, resistance, restoration, routinization, schedule, schema, schematism, schematization, scheme, scheme of arrangement, setup, sociological adjustive reactions, sophism, sophistical reasoning, sophistication, sophistry, special pleading, speciosity, specious reasoning, speciousness, strategic plan, strategy, sublimation, substitution, subtlety, sweet reason, system, systematization, tactical plan, tactics, the big picture, the picture, vicious circle, vicious reasoning, vindication, way, wish-fulfillment fantasy, wishful thinking, withdrawal, working plan
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