antirational

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

anti- +‎ rational.

Adjective[edit]

antirational (comparative more antirational, superlative most antirational)

  1. Lacking or (especially) opposed to reason and rational thought.
    • 1839 November, “G.E.E.”, “Article III — Tracts for the Times. []” (book review), in The Christian Examiner and General Review, Volume XXVII, Number II, pages 196-197:
      This view is further illustrated by bringing forward the Catholic doctrines, showing the “antirational notion of them,”[sic] and thus exhibiting “the mysterious bearings and incomplete character of the Revelation.”
    • 1995, Chris Matthew Sciabarra, Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical, Penn State Press, ISBN 978-0-271-01441-8, page 328:
      Rand refused to detach even a seemingly radical rebellion from the social totality in which it emerged. The New Left was as much an outgrowth of the antirational as the culture it had rejected.
    • 2009, Eugene Webb, Worldview and Mind: Religious Thought and Psychological Development, University of Missouri Press, ISBN 978-0-8262-1833-9, page 61:
      His own conception of a genuine (fifth order) postmodernism is not at all antirational and embraces everything that was a source of real strength in the fourth (“modern”) order of consciousness.

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