It was not irrational for Gingrich to believe the press had it in for him.
It was a self-fulfilling prophecy, a feedback loop of rational and irrational fears.
I must confess to a fugitive and irrational wish that he might find some small mercies there.
Basically he thinks Obama's resistance towards reopening the Keystone pipeline is irrational.
Second, as nutty and nightmarish as the process may be, it's not an irrational way to pick a president.
Whether rational or irrational in his work, the Alpine Club man has been successful in his pursuit.
Her first distinct feeling was one of irrational resentment.
When the people are submitted to irrational masters, they are never guided by reason.
A vulgar and most irrational vice, which happily is fast going out.
He ran downstairs, and without speaking to his father, on an irrational impulse, over to Madam Bell's.
late 15c., "not endowed with reason" (of beats, etc.); earlier (of quantities) "inexpressible in ordinary numbers" (late 14c.); from Latin irrationalis "without reason," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + rationalis "reason" (see rational). Meaning "illogical, absurd" is attested from 1640s. Related: Irrationally.
irrational ir·ra·tion·al (ĭ-rāsh'ə-nəl)
Not rational; marked by a lack of accord with reason or sound judgment.