noun Date: 1827 the absence of reason or sanity ; irrationality, madness

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  • Unreason — Un*rea son, n. [Pref. un not + reason.] Want of reason; unreasonableness; absurdity. [1913 Webster] {Abbot of Unreason}. See {Abbot of Misrule}, under {Abbot}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unreason — Un*rea son, v. t. [1st pref. un + reason.] To undo, disprove, or refute by reasoning. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To unreason the equity of God s proceedings. South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unreason — ► NOUN ▪ irrationality; lack of reasonable thought. DERIVATIVES unreasoned adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • unreason — [un rē′zən] n. lack of reason; irrationality …   English World dictionary

  • unreason — /un ree zeuhn/, n. 1. inability or unwillingness to think or act rationally, reasonably, or sensibly; irrationality. 2. lack of reason or sanity; madness; confusion; disorder; chaos: a world torn by unreason. v.t. 3. to upset or disrupt the… …   Universalium

  • unreason — 1. noun a) Lack of reason or rationality; unreasonableness; irrationality. b) Nonsense; folly; absurdity. 2. verb …   Wiktionary

  • unreason — Synonyms and related words: callowness, childishness, immaturity, imprudence, inadvisability, inattention, inconsideration, indiscreetness, indiscretion, inexpedience, injudiciousness, irrationality, pompousness, puerility, reasonlessness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unreason — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The absence of reason: illogicality, illogicalness, irrationality, unreasonableness. See REASON …   English dictionary for students

  • unreason — noun inability to think rationally …   English new terms dictionary

  • unreason — un·reason …   English syllables

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