irrationality

  • 1 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 …

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  • 2 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

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 irrationality — noun see irrational I …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7 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] * * * …

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  • 8 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 …

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  • 9 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

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

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

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  • 12 irrationality — n 1. illogic, illogicality, meaninglessness, extravagance, preposterousness; incredibleness, inconceivableness, unimaginableness, unbelievableness, implausibility, untenableness, questionableness. 2. lack of judgment, stupidity, brainlessness,… …

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  • 13 irrationality — ir·rationality …

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  • 14 irrationality — See: irrational …

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  • 15 irrationality — ir•ra•tion•al•i•ty [[t]ɪˌræʃ əˈnæl ɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. ties 1) the quality or condition of being irrational 2) an irrational action, thought, etc …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 irrationality — /ɪˌræʃəˈnæləti/ (say i.rashuh naluhtee) noun (plural irrationalities) 1. the quality of being irrational. 2. an irrational, illogical, or absurd action, thought, etc …

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  • 17 irrationality — noun the state of being irrational; lacking powers of understanding • Syn: ↑unreason • Derivationally related forms: ↑irrational • Hypernyms: ↑insanity …

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  • 18 Иррациональность — (Irrationality). Исходное положение о том, что поведение человека направляется иррациональными силами, которые частично или полностью не осознаются …

    Теории личности: глоссарий

  • 19 Liouville number — In number theory, a Liouville number is a real number x with the property that, for every positive integer n, there exist integers p and q with q > 1 and such that A Liouville number can thus be approximated quite closely by a sequence of… …

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  • 20 Greek arithmetic, geometry and harmonics: Thales to Plato — Ian Mueller INTRODUCTION: PROCLUS’ HISTORY OF GEOMETRY In a famous passage in Book VII of the Republic starting at Socrates proposes to inquire about the studies (mathēmata) needed to train the young people who will become leaders of the ideal… …

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