unreasoning

adjective
un·​rea·​son·​ing | \ ˌən-ˈrēz-niŋ How to pronounce unreasoning (audio) , -ˈrē-zᵊn-iŋ \

Definition of unreasoning

: not reasoning especially : not moderated or controlled by reason unreasoning fear

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Other Words from unreasoning

unreasoningly \ ˌən-​ˈrēz-​niŋ-​lē How to pronounce unreasoningly (audio) , -​ˈrē-​zᵊn-​iŋ-​ \ adverb

Examples of unreasoning in a Sentence

an unreasoning hatred of the government his unreasoning devotion to a cause
Recent Examples on the Web Let sound political prescience but take the place of an unreasoning prejudice, and this will be done. Frederick Douglass, The Atlantic, "‘A Treacherous President Stood in the Way’," 16 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of unreasoning

1677, in the meaning defined above

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“Unreasoning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unreasoning. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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unreasoning

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English Language Learners Definition of unreasoning

formal : not based on or controlled by reason

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