Reason and Understanding


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Reason noun – The capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination.
Usage example: we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil

Understanding is a synonym for reason in sense topic. In some cases you can use "Understanding" instead a noun "Reason", when it comes to topics like mind, character trait, intelligence, mentality. popular alternative
Nearby Words: reasonable, reasoning, reasoned, reasonably, reasonableness
Synonyms for Reason


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Understanding noun – The capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination.
Reason is a synonym for understanding in mental condition topic. You can use "Reason" instead a noun "Understanding", if it concerns topics such as mind, character trait, intellect, intelligence. popular alternative
Nearby Words: understand, understandable, understandably
Synonyms for Understanding

How words are described

good good reason good understanding
clear clear reason clear understanding
better better reason better understanding
similar similar reason similar understanding
Other adjectives: common, true, strong, entire, real, little, excellent, practical, new, apparent, less, different.

Both words in one sentence

  • Comic Book / The Mighty Thor I am not the god of reason and understanding.
  • It doesn't if it's direct or indirect, you will still face the wrath of the God of Thunder and Lightning (Not Reason and Understanding).
  • Child of the Storm has Thor, God of Thunder and Lightning (not Reason and Understanding), is the father of the titular child, Harry and a fairly epic Papa Wolf.
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