illogical

adjective
il·​log·​i·​cal | \ (ˌ)i(l)-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce illogical (audio) \

Definition of illogical

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

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Other Words from illogical

illogicality \ (ˌ)i(l)-​ˌlä-​jə-​ˈka-​lə-​tē How to pronounce illogical (audio) \ noun
illogically \ (ˌ)i(l)-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce illogical (audio) \ adverb
illogicalness \ (ˌ)i(l)-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl-​nəs How to pronounce illogical (audio) \ noun

Examples of illogical in a Sentence

It is illogical to think that things will change on their own. the illogical claim that playing basketball makes people taller because one sees so many tall players
Recent Examples on the Web Keep your cool when the things that people do seem illogical. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, "Horoscope for Feb. 20, 2021: Aries, you’ll get stuff done this weekend; Aquarius, keep your cool," 20 Feb. 2021 Doing so is even more illogical when a system with an infrastructure, staff, and experience to respond to emergencies is passed over in the process. Charles Pozner, Wired, "Let Fire Stations and EMS Crews Administer Covid Vaccines," 22 Jan. 2021 Haller, who'd seen him alive earlier that day, found the officer's remarks disturbing and illogical. John Maccormack, ExpressNews.com, "Murder by omission or conviction by design?," 9 Dec. 2020 Haller, who'd seen him alive earlier that day, found the officer's remarks disturbing and illogical. John Maccormack, ExpressNews.com, "Murder by omission or conviction by design?," 9 Dec. 2020 Haller, who'd seen him alive earlier that day, found the officer's remarks disturbing and illogical. John Maccormack, ExpressNews.com, "Murder by omission or conviction by design?," 9 Dec. 2020 Many of the paintings in Omuku’s exhibition offer glimpses into emotionally fraught and layered stories of vulnerability, pain, grief, courage, and despairing frustration over life’s seemingly illogical injustices. Enuma Okoro, Harper's BAZAAR, "Processing an Impossible Year Through Art," 28 Dec. 2020 Historic commission hurdles: random, illogical and high. Kris Frieswick, WSJ, "Historic Homes are Full of Charm—and Plenty of Problems, Too," 10 Dec. 2020 Haller, who'd seen him alive earlier that day, found the officer's remarks disturbing and illogical. John Maccormack, ExpressNews.com, "Murder by omission or conviction by design?," 9 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of illogical

1588, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Illogical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/illogical. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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illogical

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of illogical

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

illogical

adjective
il·​log·​i·​cal | \ i-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce illogical (audio) \

Kids Definition of illogical

: not using or following good reasoning an illogical argument

Other Words from illogical

illogically adverb

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