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 The illogic of the program is part of the political left’s historical confusion with regard to propaganda, which is about spreading fantasies while condemning realities. Chilton Williamson Jr., WSJ, "The Woke See No Evil—and Nothing but Evil," 25 Dec. 2020 The novel abandons logic to reveal the illogic of Anton’s worldview. Rumaan Alam, The New Republic, "Hari Kunzru’s Reckoning With the Far Right," 9 Sep. 2020 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 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 illogic of one cryptic fragment colliding with the next cryptic fragment vindicates soul over system. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, "The Art of Aphorism," 15 July 2019 The modern political landscape is an interesting backdrop for Morgan, who addressed the illogic of the monarchy during The Crown’s first season. Julie Miller, HWD, "The Crown’s Peter Morgan on the Royal Drama’s Explosive Second Season," 17 Aug. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'illogic.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of illogic

1856, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for illogic

back-formation from illogical

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about illogic

Time Traveler for illogic

Time Traveler

The first known use of illogic was in 1856

See more words from the same year

Statistics for illogic

Last Updated

9 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Illogic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/illogic. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

More from Merriam-Webster on illogic

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for illogic

Comments on illogic

What made you want to look up illogic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

February 2021 Words of the Day Quiz

  • squirrel in winter
  • Which is a synonym of perdure?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!