illogical

adjective il·log·i·cal \ (ˌ)i(l)-ˈlä-ji-kəl \
Updated on: 14 May 2018

Definition of illogical

1 : not observing the principles of logic
  • an illogical argument
2 : devoid of logic : senseless
  • illogical policies

illogicality

play \(ˌ)i(l)-ˌlä-jə-ˈka-lə-tē\ noun

illogically

play \(ˌ)i(l)-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

illogicalness

play \(ˌ)i(l)-ˈlä-ji-kəl-nəs\ noun

Examples of illogical in a Sentence

  1. It is illogical to think that things will change on their own.

  2. the illogical claim that playing basketball makes people taller because one sees so many tall players

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First Known Use of illogical

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in the meaning defined at sense 1

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ILLOGICAL Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of illogical for English Language Learners

  • : not showing good judgment : not thinking about things in a reasonable or sensible way : not logical


ILLOGICAL Defined for Kids

illogical

adjective il·log·i·cal \ i-ˈlä-ji-kəl \

Definition of illogical for Students

: not using or following good reasoning
  • an illogical argument

illogically

adverb


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