unreasoning

adjective
un·​rea·​son·​ing | \ˌən-ˈrēz-niŋ, -ˈrē-zᵊn-iŋ\

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-​ \ adverb

Examples of unreasoning in a Sentence

an unreasoning hatred of the government his unreasoning devotion to a cause

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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

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unreasoning

: not based on or controlled by reason

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