suprarational

adjective

su·​pra·​ra·​tio·​nal ˌsü-prə-ˈrash-nəl How to pronounce suprarational (audio)
-ˈra-shə-nᵊl,
-ˌprä-
: transcending the rational : based on or involving factors not to be comprehended by reason alone
the stars inspire suprarational dreamsR. J. Dubos

Examples of suprarational in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At multiple points in Telluria, the prose snowballs, as here, into a relentless maximalism that parodies the suprarational language of the early–twentieth-century futurist poet Velimir Khlebnikov. Aaron Timms, The New Republic, 2 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1694, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of suprarational was in 1694

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“Suprarational.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suprarational. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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