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irrationalism Line breaks: ir¦ration¦al|ism
Pronunciation: /ɪˈraʃ(ə)n(ə)lɪz(ə)m/

Definition of irrationalism in English:


[mass noun]
A system of belief or action that disregards or contradicts rational principles.
Example sentences
  • In this sense, perhaps the best way to fight irrationalism is by promoting rationalism.
  • But toward the end of his life, irrationalism has become an ideology.
  • Overnight, the tendency of naturalistic rationalism to decay into postmodern irrationalism became a national joke.


noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • The ‘logic’ offered, which would have pleased the irrationalists to no end, goes something like this.
  • On a different plane, Gramsci himself had not been spared the influence of some irrationalist trends.
  • The Greens and Democrats have become two variants of the economic irrationalist left.
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