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Lacking sense or clear, sound reasoning.‘an illogical fear of the supernatural’
irrational, unreasonable, unsound, unreasoned, unfounded, groundless, unjustifiable, unjustifiedView synonyms
- ‘Stupid, illogical things that seemed a good idea at the time, but you just can't explain to the judge afterwards.’
- ‘Irrational and illogical as that reaction may be, it's one I can't help but feel.’
- ‘He continues to spew illogical nonsense without first thinking about what he is saying.’
- ‘But this does not mean that the distinction between acts and omissions is meaningless or illogical.’
- ‘There is nothing illogical about fear, if the person suffering that fear has reason to be frightened.’
- ‘Opening your front door to strangers is not as illogical as it might at first sound.’
- ‘The day feels all wrong somehow without email, and the outage feels illogical when we have web access.’
- ‘In these circumstances it is insane and illogical that we persist with youth football in darkest winter.’
- ‘He is also perturbed by the fact that no meaningful debate is being made on this illogical act of film censorship.’
- ‘You don't give me advice about my rubbish and ultimately illogical sense of humour, so I should just leave you alone.’
- ‘A man must not seek to compel his son to love him for it may be impossible for a thousand illogical impulses.’
- ‘That recommendation could not be dismissed, and was not attacked, as unreasonable or illogical.’
- ‘Why are we so inconsistent, so irrational, so illogical and so selfishly shortsighted?’
- ‘The sudden spark of outrage at the sell off is one of those typically British pieces of illogical nonsense.’
- ‘It is illogical and foolish to put an expensive new roof on a deteriorated substrate.’
- ‘We did that a couple of Saturdays ago when we put on the most ridiculously illogical bet.’
- ‘There was a completely crazy, monstrous, illogical connection with time.’
- ‘Renne shines with her illogical logic, keeping the audience entertained and often touched.’
- ‘The problem with this approach is that it is illogical, placing the blame in the wrong place.’
- ‘It is ironic that the country which gave the world logic should produce this most illogical of sports results.’
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