[ uhn-ree-zuh-ning ]
/ ʌnˈri zə nɪŋ /


not reasoning or exercising reason; reasonless; thoughtless; irrational: an unreasoning fanatic.

Origin of unreasoning

First recorded in 1745–55; un-1 + reasoning

Related forms

un·rea·son·ing·ly, adverb

Definition for unreasoning (2 of 2)


[ uhn-ree-zuh n ]
/ ʌnˈri zən /


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.

verb (used with object)

to upset or disrupt the reason or sanity of: The devious plot soon unreasoned the general.

Origin of unreason

First recorded in 1250–1300, unreason is from the Middle English word un-reson. See un-1, reason
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British Dictionary definitions for unreasoning (1 of 2)


/ (ʌnˈriːzənɪŋ) /


not controlled by reason; irrational

Derived Forms

unreasoningly, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for unreasoning (2 of 2)


/ (ʌnˈriːzən) /


irrationality or madness
something that lacks or is contrary to reason
lack of order; chaos


(tr) to deprive of reason
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