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

Definition of unreasoning

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

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unreasoningly \ ˌən-​ˈrēz-​niŋ-​lē , -​ˈrē-​zᵊn-​iŋ-​ How to pronounce unreasoning (audio) \ 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 7 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unreasoning

formal : not based on or controlled by reason

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