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Definition of illogic

: the quality or state of being illogical : illogicality

Examples of illogic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The problem with that illogic is many of these players might be major players soon and maybe by bumping into these guys, the Rams might pick up some info, in case a trade possibility might pop up. Los Angeles Times, 5 Mar. 2022 And then by some sporadic illogic that no one else could understand. New York Times, 9 Dec. 2021 The truth is that constitutional illogic is not necessary for an autocrat to take power, as Gödel feared, because would-be autocrats have no respect for constitutional logic in the first place. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 26 Nov. 2021 Its possibility still defies the illogic of American racial caste. Brittany Luse, Vulture, 18 Oct. 2021 Spicer’s reaction is familiar to anyone who watched him as press secretary attempt to defend the indefensible: a mix of anger and illogic. Washington Post, 19 Sep. 2021 That makes his stand an expensive one to take, especially given its basic illogic. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep. 2021 But the sheer illogic of this controversy captures something essential about culture-war progressives. Barton Swaim, WSJ, 18 July 2021 Aside from the chronological illogic of this (from my perspective), I am bothered by the social implications for the status of women. Washington Post, 20 June 2021 See More

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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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22 Mar 2022

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“Illogic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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