subrational

adjective sub·ra·tio·nal \ ˌsəb-ˈrash-nəl , -ˈra-shə-nᵊl \
variants: or sub-rational
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of subrational

:being at a level below what is rational: such as
a :existing or originating below the level of rational thought
  • subrational beliefs/motivations
  • Reason divides men; only subrational sentiment reliably unites them.
  • —Clifford Orwin
b :lacking the ability to reason
  • subrational creatures

First Known Use of subrational

1883


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