Definition of unreasoning in English:



  • 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?’
    • ‘I suspect this is the real reason for the curiously unreasoning hostility to the film.’
    • ‘They are intractable in their thinking, they are unreasoning and unreasonable and it's just a waste of breath to talk to them.’
    • ‘Here Grote defined philosophers as ‘individual reasoners' who ‘dissent from the unreasoning belief which reigns authoritative in the social atmosphere around them’.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Mr Justice Sumner said: ‘Her views on MMR are influenced by her mother's unreasoning and rigid approach.’’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They do whatever it takes to paint the blackest possible picture and bind their supporters to them with unreasoning bonds of paranoia.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘Unhappily, the latter is the more vivid and unreasoning sentiment when once aroused.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In the meantime, the public bases its opinions upon prejudice and unreasoning fears.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Matrix-style special effects, references to conspiracy theories and ethnic cleansing, it even showed the Doctor as being capable of blind, unreasoning hatred.’
    unjustified, without reason, uncalled for, unwarranted, unprovoked, undue
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