anti–rational

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adjective an·ti–ra·tio·nal \ˌan-tē-ˈrash-nəl, -ˈra-shə-nəl, ˌan-tī-\
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antirational

Definition of anti–rational

  1. :  opposed or contrary to what is rational :  deliberately or utterly irrational anti-rational thinking/behavior

anti–rationalism

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antirationalism

play \ˌan-tē-ˈrash-nə-ˌli-zəm, -ˈra-shə-nə-ˌli-, ˌan-tī-\ noun A cultural history of the past 40 years, the book focuses on the convergence of social forces … that have created a perfect storm of anti-rationalism. — The Washington Times

anti–rationalist

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antirationalist

play \ˌan-tē-ˈrash-nə-list, -ˈra-shə-nə-list, ˌan-tī-\ adjective anti-rationalist theories

anti–rationalist

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antirationalist

noun … since it is quite possible to reduce one's use of evidence and logic in certain contexts, it is not necessarily futile for anti-rationalists to urge that everyone should do this every time they disagree with what anti-rationalists believe. — Michael Albert

anti–rationality

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antirationality

play \ˌan-tē-ˌra-shə-ˈna-lə-tē, ˌan-tī-\ noun It wasn't enough to reject the old approaches; a kind of antirationality gripped American business. — Barbara Ehrenreich

First Known Use of anti–rational

1749


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