Definitions for irrationalityɪˌræʃ əˈnæl ɪ ti

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  1. irrationality, unreason(noun)

    the state of being irrational; lacking powers of understanding

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  1. irrationality(Noun)

    The quality or state of being irrational; want of the faculty or the quality of reason; fatuity.

  2. irrationality(Noun)

    Something which is irrational or brought forth by irrational action, judgement, idea or thought.

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  1. Irrationality(noun)

    the quality or state of being irrational

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  1. Irrationality

    Irrationality is cognition, thinking, talking or acting without inclusion of rationality. It is more specifically described as an action or opinion given through inadequate use of reason, emotional distress, or cognitive deficiency. The term is used, usually pejoratively, to describe thinking and actions that are, or appear to be, less useful, or more illogical than other more rational alternatives. Irrational behaviors of individuals include taking offense or becoming angry about a situation that has not yet occurred, expressing emotions exaggeratedly, maintaining unrealistic expectations, engaging in irresponsible conduct such as problem intoxication, disorganization, or extravagance, and falling victim to confidence tricks. People with a mental illness like schizophrenia may exhibit irrational paranoia. These more contemporary "normative conceptions" of what constitutes a manifestation of irrationality are difficult to demonstrate empirically because it is not clear by whose standards we are to judge the behavior rational or irrational.

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