hyperrational

adjective
hy·​per·​ra·​tio·​nal | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈrash-nəl How to pronounce hyperrational (audio) , -ˈra-shə-nᵊl \
variants: or hyper-rational

Definition of hyperrational

: 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

Other Words from hyperrational

hyperrationality \ ˌhī-​pər-​ˌra-​shə-​ˈna-​lə-​tē How to pronounce hyperrational (audio) \ or hyper-rationality noun
A trained dancer and former computer programmer, Ms. Porter brings considerable physical finesse and a strange kind of hyperrationality to her work. — Margaret Putnam

First Known Use of hyperrational

1910, in the meaning defined above

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“Hyperrational.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperrational. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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