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Definition of Irrational


  1. Not rational; void of reason or understanding; as, brutes are irrational animals.
  2. Not according to reason; absurd; foolish.
  3. Not capable of being exactly expressed by an integral number, or by a vulgar fraction; surd; -- said especially of roots. See Surd.

Irrational Quotations

Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs. This is the principle behind lotteries, dating, and religion.
Scott Adams

Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational.
Hugh Mackay

Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
Louis D. Brandeis

The fact that logic cannot satisfy us awakens an almost insatiable hunger for the irrational.
A. N. Wilson

It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
Edgar Allan Poe
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Irrational Translations

irrational in German is irrational
irrational in Latin is insensatus
irrational in Norwegian is fornuftsstridig, irrasjonell
irrational in Spanish is irracional
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