irrationality irrationality  /ɪ ˌræ ʃə ˈnæ lə ti/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the state of being irrational; lacking powers of understanding

Usage(s):

  1. But, beneath the furious roil of the economic crisis, a national conversation has quietly begun about the irrationality of our drug laws.
  2. Irrationality holds a treasured place in game theory, the branch of economics dedicated to strategic questions of this sort.
  3. The risk he sees implicit in this concept of the divine is that the irrationality of violence can potentially be justified if someone believes it is God's will.

News

  • Make Friends With Fear And Greed

    Fear and greed are in constant flux in the financial world. That's fine by me, since temporary bouts of market irrationality allow patient investors to buy low and sell high.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. "They're the handiwork of lobbyists, with all the inconsistency and irrationality that involves," McCain said.
    on Jun 23, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Washington Post

  2. "He was trying to really bond and be close to the family" before his suicide, Brinkley said. "This was not just an act of irrationality. It was a very pre-planned act."
    on Feb 23, 2005 By: Douglas Brinkley Source: USA Today

Word of the Day
fathom fathom
/ˈfæ ðəm /