prelogical

adjective

pre·​log·​i·​cal ˌprē-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce prelogical (audio)
variants or pre-logical
: belonging to or characterized by a supposed primitive mode of thought that is not governed by logic or reason
prelogical thinking/fears

Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prelogical was in 1880

Dictionary Entries Near prelogical

Cite this Entry

“Prelogical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prelogical. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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