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irrationalism

[ih-rash-uh-nl-iz-uh m] /ɪˈræʃ ə nlˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
irrationality in thought or action.
2.
an attitude or belief having a nonrational basis.
3.
a theory that nonrational forces govern the universe.
Origin of irrationalism
1805-1815
1805-15; irrational + -ism
Related forms
irrationalist, adjective, noun
irrationalistic, adjective
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Examples from the web for irrationalism
  • It accomplishes nothing with the militants but exposes their irrationalism to the lurkers.
  • The war of ideas is a war about rationalism as opposed to irrationalism.
  • To be specific, you speak of a belief in a soul as either a misunderstanding of science, or some form of chosen irrationalism.
  • To be sure, there is plenty of evidence that ignorance and irrationalism are rampant.
British Dictionary definitions for irrationalism

irrationality

/ɪˌræʃəˈnælɪtɪ/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being irrational
2.
irrational thought, action, or behaviour
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