- not reasoning or exercising reason; reasonless; thoughtless; irrational: an unreasoning fanatic.
Origin of unreasoning
- inability or unwillingness to think or act rationally, reasonably, or sensibly; irrationality.
- lack of reason or sanity; madness; confusion; disorder; chaos: a world torn by unreason.
- to upset or disrupt the reason or sanity of: The devious plot soon unreasoned the general.
Origin of unreason
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Examples from the Web for unreasoning
The specter of this virus fills some of our most stalwart souls with unreasoning dread even when it is no immediate threat.Ebola Nurses Are As Brave As Soldiers
October 17, 2014
Yet it's plain that he thinks a little worse of himself for allowing his judgment to overmaster his unreasoning dread.Guns are Dangerous, Even When Used by Good Men
April 29, 2013
He wanted Avice Milbrey,—wanted her with an intensity as unreasoning as it was resistless.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
It is unreasoning, I know, and foolish, but I am convinced that he is running into danger.Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman
I had asked that sordid question only to hide the unreasoning gladness of my heart.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
But such is the world; so unreasoning, and so little in accord with itself.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete
Duc de Saint-Simon
Aside from his god Science he was a maniac—inhuman, cruel, unreasoning.The Floating Island of Madness
- not controlled by reason; irrational
- irrationality or madness
- something that lacks or is contrary to reason
- lack of order; chaos
- (tr) to deprive of reason
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