nonrational nonrational

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) not based on reason
  2. (adj) obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Freud's evolutionary notions of the instinctual and nonrational derive from Darwin, and in the 1890s he had dreamed of wedding psychology to biology.
  2. His use of chance effects and nonrational promptings paved the way for abstract artists' use of below-the-threshold impulses.
  3. I think if people have unresolved anger it makes them do nonrational, destructive things.

Quotes

  1. "OK, then why can't you just take the next step? Because right now you're talking in extremely nonrational terms," said Warren, observing that Harris is more spiritual than he thinks.
    on Apr 10, 2007 By: Rick Warren Source: Christian Post

  2. The "pathos of being a nerd," Nugent writes, is that they feel robbed of "spontaneous feelings, of romance, of nonrational connection to other people."
    on Jun 10, 2008 By: Benjamin Nugent Source: Christian Science Monitor

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