Taseer wanted a presidential pardon for Noreen, and a rationalization of the blasphemy laws.
At the same time, there are those who ricochet between denial and rationalization.
It might have been a rationalization then—but here I am now: The nightmare may be coming true.
Today she has a much different perspective, calling that decision many years ago “all justification and rationalization.”
No, this is a victory for corporate greed digging its claws into whatever façade of a rationalization it can get within its grasp.
For no rationalization in the universe would allow him to define her as human.
Juristically this seems to be a rationalization of the Roman innominate contract.
But the Zen's question, even my rationalization of my reaction to it, had given me a chill.
rationalization: The process of substituting a plausible, false explanation for a repressed, unconscious desire.
Did you notice any tendencies—this may be rationalization, of course, now that you are thinking back.
Of the three works now on our table, the two which we have placed first have these laudable objects in view; an improvement on the former versions of the Psalms as compositions, and the rationalization, if we may so speak, of our Church psalmody. ["The British Critic," London, Jan.-June 1825]
rationalize ra·tion·al·ize (rāsh'ə-nə-līz')
v. ra·tion·al·ized, ra·tion·al·iz·ing, ra·tion·al·iz·es
To make rational.
To devise self-satisfying but false or inconsistent reasons for one's behavior, especially as an unconscious defense mechanism through which irrational acts or feelings are made to appear rational to oneself.