illogic

noun
il·​log·​ic | \ (ˌ)i(l)-ˈlä-jik How to pronounce illogic (audio) \

Definition of illogic

: the quality or state of being illogical : illogicality

Examples of illogic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Earth just isn't as interesting as the crazy surreal illogic of the show's brilliant conception of the afterlife. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "TV Technica 2019: These were our favorite shows and binges this year," 28 Dec. 2019 The relationship between leads Aldis Hodge and Kevin Bacon got tiresome and vague, and the finale was topped by a courtroom scene teetering on illogic. Matthew Gilbert, BostonGlobe.com, "The best and worst of TV this summer," 22 Aug. 2019 The scattershot illogic of Donald Trump’s impeachment defense, and of his Presidency, was captured in his remarks on Tuesday, during a press appearance with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, of Canada, at the NATO summit, in London. Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker, "Trump Arrives at the NATO Summit—and Talks About Impeachment," 4 Dec. 2019 The lack of clarity about the sculpture’s purpose is matched by the illogic of its symbolism. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, "Jeff Koons Unveils His Iffy “Bouquet of Tulips” for Paris," 15 Oct. 2019 The illogic is hinted at in the first press conference, when an impudent journalist dares to ask what many must have wondered: Did the local Mafia have anything to do with financing this deal? Daniel Alarcón, The New Yorker, "The Tragedy of Diego Maradona, One of Soccer’s Greatest Stars," 13 Oct. 2019 The contemporary impulse to rebuke disgraced creators by vanishing their work from the cultural marketplace exhibits a mean-spiritedness, a vengefulness even, as well as an illogic. Lionel Shriver, Harper's magazine, "Cruel and Unusual Punishment," 10 Feb. 2019 The contemporary impulse to rebuke disgraced creators by vanishing their work from the cultural marketplace exhibits a mean-spiritedness, a vengefulness even, as well as an illogic. Lionel Shriver, Harper's magazine, "Cruel and Unusual Punishment," 10 Feb. 2019 Screening-room attendees who scoffed at Ma’s illogic (her house unaccountably filled with spooky African masks) had already fallen for the absurdities of Us and Get Out. Armond White, National Review, "Ma’s Black-Mammy Stereotypes Capture the Illiberal Spirit," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of illogic

1856, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for illogic

back-formation from illogical

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7 Jan 2020

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“Illogic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/illogic. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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