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unreasoning

[uhn-ree-zuh-ning] /ʌnˈri zə nɪŋ/
adjective
1.
not reasoning or exercising reason; reasonless; thoughtless; irrational:
an unreasoning fanatic.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; un-1 + reasoning
Related forms
unreasoningly, adverb

unreason

[uhn-ree-zuh n] /ʌnˈri zən/
noun
1.
inability or unwillingness to think or act rationally, reasonably, or sensibly; irrationality.
2.
lack of reason or sanity; madness; confusion; disorder; chaos:
a world torn by unreason.
verb (used with object)
3.
to upset or disrupt the reason or sanity of:
The devious plot soon unreasoned the general.
Origin
1250-1300; Middle English un-reson. See un-1, reason
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British Dictionary definitions for unreasoning

unreasoning

/ʌnˈriːzənɪŋ/
adjective
1.
not controlled by reason; irrational
Derived Forms
unreasoningly, adverb

unreason

/ʌnˈriːzən/
noun
1.
irrationality or madness
2.
something that lacks or is contrary to reason
3.
lack of order; chaos
verb
4.
(transitive) to deprive of reason
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