defy logic


: to lack sense or logic
Her decision defies logic.

Examples of defy logic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But researchers say the official explanations for the spikes defy logic, due in part to the locations of the sensors that spiked and other factors. WIRED, 7 Aug. 2023 But pushes from everyone from Elon Musk to Mark Cuban to Guy Fieri have kept it in the spotlight, and traders have decided to defy logic. Chris Morris, Fortune, 11 May 2021 The sample size is small, but that sort of improvement still seems to almost defy logic. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 Feb. 2021 First the company pioneered the adoption of EVs by making a vehicle that seemed to defy logic. Jon Markman, Forbes, 19 Jan. 2022 Some people love their animals in ways that defy logic. Longreads, 8 Mar. 2023 For reasons that defy logic, there are multiple versions of the exact same gun. Washington Post, 18 Dec. 2020 People also do many strange, showy things here that defy logic or payoff (and sometimes both) and make the film feel too quirky by half. Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, 9 Dec. 2020 An attorney for Murdaugh said at the motions hearing Tuesday that the state's allegations defy logic. Erik Ortiz, NBC News, 24 Jan. 2023 See More

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“Defy logic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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