al·​o·​gism | \ ˈaləˌjizəm \
plural -s

Definition of alogism

1 : anything that is contrary or indifferent to logic specifically : an irrational statement or piece of reasoning
2 : a view that denies to thought a place in the valid and final apprehension of reality

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First Known Use of alogism

1679, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for alogism

Late Latin alogia unreasonableness (from Greek, from a- a- entry 2 + -logia -logy) + English -ism

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“Alogism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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