sub·​ra·​tio·​nal ˌsəb-ˈrash-nəl How to pronounce subrational (audio)
variants or sub-rational
: being at a level below what is rational: such as
: existing or originating below the level of rational thought
subrational beliefs/motivations
Reason divides men; only subrational sentiment reliably unites them.Clifford Orwin
: lacking the ability to reason
subrational creatures

Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subrational was in 1883

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Cite this Entry

“Subrational.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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