hyperrational

adjective

hy·​per·​ra·​tio·​nal ˌhī-pər-ˈrash-nəl How to pronounce hyperrational (audio)
-ˈra-shə-nᵊl
variants or hyper-rational
: extremely rational
Would a secular, hyperrational country facing this same array of threats have acted differently?Fareed Zakaria
Work was supposed to be a hyperrational realm of logic, filled with timetables, organizational charts and returns on investment.Anne Kreamer
hyperrationality noun
or hyper-rationality
A trained dancer and former computer programmer, Ms. Porter brings considerable physical finesse and a strange kind of hyperrationality to her work. Margaret Putnam

Examples of hyperrational in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Through dreamlike painting and photography, artists implicitly challenged the hyperrational structuring of society as a military power. Jonathon Keats, Forbes, 30 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hyperrational was in 1910

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“Hyperrational.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperrational. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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