Origin of illogicalfrom in- + logical
An example of something illogical is deciding to buy a $400,000 house because the price has recently been reduced, when the buyer can only realistically afford $200,000.
- Contradicting or disregarding the principles of logic.
- Without logic; senseless.
- il·log′i·cal′i·ty il·log′i·cal·ness
(comparative more illogical, superlative most illogical)
il- + logical
- It was an illogical thought, but her mind was beyond logic.
- - Meanwhile in England, Locke, though differing from Descartes about the origin of ideas, followed him in the illogical combination of psychological idealism with metaphysical realism.
- This contingency explains the vacillating and illogical character of the papal diplomacy with regard to the Byzantine problem, and, inter slid, the opposition of Eugenius III.
- Cleanthes and Philo come to an agreement, in admitting a certain illogical force in the a posteriori argument, or, at least, in expressing a conviction as to God's existence, which may not perhaps be altogether devoid of foundation.
- Kant's position may be illogical as he himself 1 stated it; but it is the expression of a sound principle: we must connect it with his general tendency to recognize the dynamic side of things.