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illogical

[ih-loj-i-kuh l] /ɪˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
not logical; contrary to or disregardful of the rules of logic; unreasoning:
an illogical reply.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; il-2 + logical
Related forms
illogically, adverb
illogicalness, noun
Synonyms
unsound, absurd, preposterous.
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British Dictionary definitions for illogically

illogical

/ɪˈlɒdʒɪkəl/
adjective
1.
characterized by lack of logic; senseless or unreasonable
2.
disregarding logical principles
Derived Forms
illogicality (ɪˌlɒdʒɪˈkælɪtɪ), illogicalness, noun
illogically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for illogically

illogical

adj.

1580s, from assimilated form of in- (1) "not, opposite of" + logical. Related: Illogically.

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