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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1679, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of alogism was in 1679

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“Alogism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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