irrationalism

noun ir·ra·tio·nal·ism \ i-ˈra-sh(ə-)nə-ˌli-zəm \
Updated on: 15 Mar 2018

Definition of irrationalism

1 : a system emphasizing intuition, instinct, feeling, or faith rather than reason or holding that the universe is governed by irrational forces
2 : the quality or state of being irrational

irrationalist

play \i-ˈra-sh(ə-)nə-list\ noun or adjective

irrationalistic

play \i-ˌra-sh(ə-)nə-ˈli-stik\ adjective

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1811


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