unreason


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un·rea·son

 (ŭn-rē′zən)
n.
1. Absence or lack of reason; irrationality.
2. Nonsense; absurdity.

unreason

(ʌnˈriːzən)
n
1. irrationality or madness
2. something that lacks or is contrary to reason
3. lack of order; chaos
vb
(tr) to deprive of reason

un•rea•son

(ʌnˈri zən)

n.
1. inability or unwillingness to think or act rationally, reasonably, or sensibly; irrationality.
2. lack of reason or sanity; madness; confusion; disorder; chaos.
[1250–1300]

unreason


Past participle: unreasoned
Gerund: unreasoning

Imperative
unreason
unreason
Present
I unreason
you unreason
he/she/it unreasons
we unreason
you unreason
they unreason
Preterite
I unreasoned
you unreasoned
he/she/it unreasoned
we unreasoned
you unreasoned
they unreasoned
Present Continuous
I am unreasoning
you are unreasoning
he/she/it is unreasoning
we are unreasoning
you are unreasoning
they are unreasoning
Present Perfect
I have unreasoned
you have unreasoned
he/she/it has unreasoned
we have unreasoned
you have unreasoned
they have unreasoned
Past Continuous
I was unreasoning
you were unreasoning
he/she/it was unreasoning
we were unreasoning
you were unreasoning
they were unreasoning
Past Perfect
I had unreasoned
you had unreasoned
he/she/it had unreasoned
we had unreasoned
you had unreasoned
they had unreasoned
Future
I will unreason
you will unreason
he/she/it will unreason
we will unreason
you will unreason
they will unreason
Future Perfect
I will have unreasoned
you will have unreasoned
he/she/it will have unreasoned
we will have unreasoned
you will have unreasoned
they will have unreasoned
Future Continuous
I will be unreasoning
you will be unreasoning
he/she/it will be unreasoning
we will be unreasoning
you will be unreasoning
they will be unreasoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unreasoning
you have been unreasoning
he/she/it has been unreasoning
we have been unreasoning
you have been unreasoning
they have been unreasoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unreasoning
you will have been unreasoning
he/she/it will have been unreasoning
we will have been unreasoning
you will have been unreasoning
they will have been unreasoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unreasoning
you had been unreasoning
he/she/it had been unreasoning
we had been unreasoning
you had been unreasoning
they had been unreasoning
Conditional
I would unreason
you would unreason
he/she/it would unreason
we would unreason
you would unreason
they would unreason
Past Conditional
I would have unreasoned
you would have unreasoned
he/she/it would have unreasoned
we would have unreasoned
you would have unreasoned
they would have unreasoned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unreason - the state of being irrationalunreason - the state of being irrational; lacking powers of understanding
insanity - relatively permanent disorder of the mind

unreason

noun
Translations

unreason

[ˈʌnˈriːzn] Ninsensatez f
References in classic literature ?
There has been no time like them since, though there have been smiling and prosperous times a plenty; for then I was in the blossom of my youth, and what I had not I could hope for without unreason, for I had so much of that which I had most desired.
For all that I knew this perfectly well, I still felt as if it were not safe to let the coach-office be out of my sight longer than five minutes at a time; and in this condition of unreason I had performed the first half-hour of a watch of four or five hours, when Wemmick ran against me.
The notion that her death was my fault is sheer unreason on the face of it; and I need no exculpation on that score; but I must disclaim the credit of having borne her death like a philosopher.
Having silenced Objection by force of unreason, Will walked to Lowick as if he had been on the way to Paradise, crossing Halsell Common and skirting the wood, where the sunlight fell broadly under the budding boughs, bringing out the beauties of moss and lichen, and fresh green growths piercing the brown.
But I know that there are often in men's affairs unexpectedly--even irration ally--illuminating moments when an otherwise in significant sound, perhaps only some perfectly com monplace gesture, suffices to reveal to us all the unreason, all the fatuous unreason, of our compla cency.
To be loyal to rags, to shout for rags, to worship rags, to die for rags -- that is a loyalty of unreason, it is pure animal; it belongs to monarchy, was invented by monarchy; let monarchy keep it.
Surely her words and looks are not to be interpreted against her, when she is not sufficiently mistress of herself to exert her natural jud gment -- when she shows the unreason able petulance of a child on a question which is not of the slightest importance.
You have not even invented a name to conceal your heroic unreason."
Controlled, like his age, by cool common sense and practical judgment, he kept his mind constantly open to new impressions, and was more concerned to avoid the appearance of bigotry and unreason than to maintain that of consistency.
Indeed it would be the height of unreason to expect him to be sitting there without that head.
There was something almost imbecile in the movement, and Newman hardly knew whether he was taking refuge in a convenient affectation of unreason, or whether he had in fact paid for his dishonor by the loss of his wits.
"That's the crowning point of unreason in the business!