illogical

[ ih-loj-i-kuhl ]
/ ɪˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl /

adjective

not logical; contrary to or disregardful of the rules of logic; unreasoning: an illogical reply.

Nearby words

  1. illitic,
  2. illness,
  3. illocution,
  4. illocutionary,
  5. illogic,
  6. illogicality,
  7. illth,
  8. illude,
  9. illume,
  10. illuminable

Origin of illogical

First recorded in 1580–90; il-2 + logical

Related formsil·log·i·cal·ly, adverbil·log·i·cal·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for illogical

illogical

/ (ɪˈlɒdʒɪkəl) /

adjective

characterized by lack of logic; senseless or unreasonable
disregarding logical principles
Derived Formsillogicality (ɪˌlɒdʒɪˈkælɪtɪ) or illogicalness, nounillogically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for illogical

illogical

adj.

1580s, from assimilated form of in- (1) "not, opposite of" + logical. Related: Illogically.

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