Definition of unreasoning in English:

unreasoning

adjective

  • Not guided by or based on good sense; illogical.

    ‘unreasoning panic’
    • ‘How can you expect to have a reasonable and worthwhile take on anything the government does when you have developed such an unreasoning hatred for its leader?’
    • ‘Military leaders use a variety of charisma, authority, demonstrated professional skill, and valour to create a dynamic of command that is manifested in a fundamentally unreasoning obedience in subordinates.’
    • ‘I have no idea what on earth scared me so much, but I can still remember the flood of unreasoning fear as the bellows loomed over me.’
    • ‘What killed them was unreasoning, remorseless, merciless evil.’
    • ‘He does, however, share one unreasoning horror with his fellow countrymen, that of being considered ‘a Tall Poppy’, a success story begging to be cut down to size, a man too big for his boots.’
    • ‘I suspect this is the real reason for the curiously unreasoning hostility to the film.’
    • ‘You don't want your kids down there, and you don't want the protesters showing up in your neighborhood (seemingly caught in the throes of an unreasoning mass psychotic episode).’
    • ‘Such events may very well, I fear, occur again, and we must steel ourselves in advance so that we do not allow our horror to provoke an unreasoning grasp for some mythical level of security.’
    • ‘They do whatever it takes to paint the blackest possible picture and bind their supporters to them with unreasoning bonds of paranoia.’
    • ‘Wherever he goes, Han-gi (Cho Je-Hyun) seems to cause pain and wreak havoc, with something of a supernatural tinge to his unreasoning brutality.’
    • ‘Their presumption of our political immaturity is the present-day equivalent of their long held assumption that we are passionate, unreasoning and - a late 20th century addition this - quaint.’
    • ‘But she found her thoughts unwillingly drawn ever and again to Theo, the man who had so intimidated her, the man her unreasoning instincts were so certain was the same as in her old dream.’
    • ‘Here Grote defined philosophers as ‘individual reasoners' who ‘dissent from the unreasoning belief which reigns authoritative in the social atmosphere around them’.’
    • ‘Matrix-style special effects, references to conspiracy theories and ethnic cleansing, it even showed the Doctor as being capable of blind, unreasoning hatred.’
    • ‘In the meantime, the public bases its opinions upon prejudice and unreasoning fears.’
    • ‘Mr Justice Sumner said: ‘Her views on MMR are influenced by her mother's unreasoning and rigid approach.’’
    • ‘Unhappily, the latter is the more vivid and unreasoning sentiment when once aroused.’
    • ‘They are intractable in their thinking, they are unreasoning and unreasonable and it's just a waste of breath to talk to them.’
    • ‘I gave a shudder, sending water droplets flying about the shower chamber as the unreasoning fear of possible brain damage came to mind again, despite what the doctor had said.’
    • ‘Most people are fairly adept at judging the character and personality of others, or at least at distinguishing unreasoning zealots from men of good sense.’
    unjustified, without reason, uncalled for, unwarranted, unprovoked, undue
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Pronunciation

unreasoning

/ʌnˈriːz(ə)nɪŋ/