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Definition of "non-rational" []

  • Contrary to reason; lacking an appropriate or sufficient reason; irrational. (adjective)
  • Lacking the ability to reason. (adjective)
  • Not within the domain of what can be understood or analyzed by reason; outside the competence of the rules of reason. (adjective)
  • Not based on one's own interests; inconsistent with utility maximization. (adjective)

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Use "non-rational" in a sentence
  • "It is, however, "non-rational" in the sense that it may be very personal, emotional and existential -- a different kind of truth from the process of seeking objective universal truth."
  • "It is a non-rational intuition of the truth, goodness and beauty that lie alongside the darkness in any human heart; an intuition that spurs us to actions that transcend our drive for personal gain and even survival."
  • "In a debate with Hitchens a few years ago, the journalist Chris Hedges made the point that Hitchens fulminated against the irrational without admitting the existence of the non-rational."
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