Translation of rational in Spanish:


racional, adj.

Pronunciation: /ˈraʃ(ə)n(ə)l//ˈræʃ(ə)n(ə)l/


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    • 1.1(able to reason)

      (being) racional
      • David was usually a rational person; always able to maintain a sense of control.
      • Interestingly, even the mentally deranged humans are rational if not sensible.
      • He wasn't supposed to be rational and logical like this!
      • I have a friend, a sensible, rational creature, not outwardly generous, but happy to share a garibaldi if pressed.
      • "She was one of my favorite teachers, and always seemed so rational.
      • Anyway, enough of the justification of why a supposedly logical and rational person such as myself could take interest in something as supposedly trivial as astrology.
      • This guy used to be a dyed in the wool reactionary but I've noticed that lately he's been well… pretty sensible and rational.
      • Even during the day, when he felt he was able to be more rational, he did not think it unlikely that he would be shot or crucified for his crime.
      • It was a sensible, reasonable, rational group.
      • On behalf of all dog owners and all sensible, rational people who still have common sense in this country, we say that this is bad legislation and that we are against it.
      • However, he isn't entirely rational either according to our understanding of the term.
      • JACK McConnell came across last week, in the course of a lengthy interview, as rational, down-to-earth, pragmatic and fair.
      • Unlike the first two, Proviesque rarely displays a logical structure that can be followed by sensible rational people.
      • Sarah had always been so sensible and rational and now she actually sounded as if she believed what she was saying.
      • And to a lot of people, I think he came across as the one who was smart and sensible and rational.
      • To be honest, I once thought about having another woman, but I did not do it because I was able to be rational, I did not want to take any risks.
      • How can I be so sure that he'll continue to alienate the rational and sensible voting public with his political decisions?
      • Do we really believe that people who are capable of such horrifically violent crimes are going to be so coolly logical and rational?
      • Is it only acceptable to be rational and logical?
      • If you're not being rational and logical, I just walk away.

    • 1.2(sane, lucid)

      to be rational estar en su (/ mi etc. ) sano juicio

    • 1.3(sensible)

      (argument/suggestion/act) razonable
      (act/argument/suggestion) lógico
      capable of rational thought capaz de razonar
      • He sounded like he thought that was a complete, perfectly rational explanation.
      • But it does not, by itself, make it rational to believe there is any such a connection.
      • Purely rational arguments often fail to capture potential political audiences, so appeals to emotion are extremely useful.
      • Hegel develops his rational ontology of gender within a logic of oppositions.
      • I can get so bloody angry sometimes; it just doesn't seem rational.
      • But for many people, their faith isn't based around an irrational fervour, and it isn't based around rational logic.
      • It seems to me that philosophers are often criticized for always demanding rational explanations.
      • He also helped to establish the Roman Empire on a much more rational basis.
      • The ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity proved inadequate as bases for a fully rational society.
      • Are you suggesting that rational arguments are not very important?
      • Breton suggested that rational thought repressed the powers of creativity and imagination and thus was a hindrance to artistic expression.
      • Maybe it is simply so beyond our knowing that rational thinking breaks down.
      • The market's savage reaction to most profit warnings is entirely rational.
      • When persons achieve perfect rationality, they accord with the rational order of a universe ruled by divine reason.
      • Issues such as these are difficult to resolve on a purely rational basis.
      • Because these choices seem rational in the circumstances does not remove the fact that decisions have been made.
      • Nationwide regulations would be more rational, and cost allocations more effective.
      • If the substantive law of security could be more rational, so too could the terminology.
      • Our capacity for savagery grows as rational thought is overwhelmed by fear, despair, and anger.
      • Nor does it simply rest on the naive distinction between feeling and rational calculation.

    • 1.4(efficient)


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