noun see irrational I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Irrationality — is talking or acting without regard of rationality. Usually pejorative, the term is used to describe thinking and actions which are, or appear to be, less useful or logical than the rational alternatives. There is a clear tendency to view our own …   Wikipedia

  • irrationality — ir*ra tion*al i*ty, n. The quality or state of being irrational; absence of rationality. Brutish irrationaliity. South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • irrationality — (n.) 1560s, from IRRATIONAL (Cf. irrational) + ITY (Cf. ity) …   Etymology dictionary

  • irrationality — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Irrationality] Syn. absurdity, illogicality, invalidity; see inconsistency . 2. [Senselessness] Syn. unreasonableness, insanity, idiocy; see nonsense 1 , 2 , stupidity 1 , 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The absence of… …   English dictionary for students

  • irrationality — irrational ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not logical or reasonable. DERIVATIVES irrationality noun irrationally adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • irrationality — /i rash euh nal i tee/, n., pl. irrationalities for 2. 1. the quality or condition of being irrational. 2. an irrational, illogical, or absurd action, thought, etc. [1560 70; IRRATIONAL + ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • irrationality — noun a) The quality or state of being irrational; want of the faculty or the quality of reason; fatuity. b) Something which is irrational or brought forth by irrational action, judgement, idea or thought …   Wiktionary

  • irrationality — Synonyms and related words: Urdummheit, aberration, abnormality, alienation, antilogy, brain damage, brainlessness, brainsickness, callowness, childishness, clouded mind, craziness, daftness, dementedness, dementia, derangement, disorientation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • irrationality — ir·ra·tion·al·i·ty || ɪ‚ræʃə nælÉ™tɪ n. illogic, lack of reason, want of rational thought …   English contemporary dictionary

  • irrationality — n. 1. Brutishness, want of reason. 2. Absurdity, folly, foolishness, unreasonableness …   New dictionary of synonyms

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