unreasoning

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unreasoning not based on reason or evidence "blind hatred","blind faith","unreasoning panic"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unreasoning Not reasoning; not having reasoning faculties; characterized by want of reason.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Unreasoning not reasoning
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Quotations

  • Wyndham Lewis
    Wyndham%20Lewis
    “No American worth his salt should go around looking for a root. I advance this in all modesty, as a not unreasonable opinion.”
  • William M. Thackeray
    William%20M.%20Thackeray
    “People hate as they love, unreasonably.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “Musical people are so absurdly unreasonable. They always want one to be perfectly dumb at the very moment when one is longing to be absolutely deaf.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “Pleasure that is obtained by unreasonable and unsuitable cost, must always end in pain.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    Marcus%20T.%20Cicero
    “Superstition is an unreasoning fear of God.”
  • Sir Robin Day
    Sir Robin Day
    “Television thrives on unreason, and unreason thrives on television. It strikes at the emotions rather than the intellect.”

Usage

In literature:

This was not an unreasonable requirement, so I gave the order.
"A Tramp Abroad" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I am not unreasonable.
"Kent Knowles: Quahaug" by Joseph C. Lincoln
To ask God for His love, or for His grace, or for any worldly benefit seems to me unreasonable.
"God and my Neighbour" by Robert Blatchford
Of course I know how busy you are just now in your new home, and I shall not be unreasonable.
"Cap'n Dan's Daughter" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Well, and you must talk to me in the same unreasonable manner.
"Erema" by R. D. Blackmore
In the war we never have done to you, and never should have done to you, anything unreasonable.
"The History of the Peloponnesian War" by Thucydides
Pen was bewildered with wonder, perplexity, fury, at this monstrous and unreasonable persecution.
"The History of Pendennis" by William Makepeace Thackeray
At this period Frank Greystock was certainly somewhat unreasonable in regard to his cousin.
"The Eustace Diamonds" by Anthony Trollope
That was unreasonable, but in politics unreasonable circumstances are elements of the problem to be solved.
"Endymion" by Benjamin Disraeli
This conceit is most unusual, and, it might be added, unreasonable.
"Filipino Popular Tales" by Dean S. Fansler
Catherine felt herself a prey to all sorts of vague, unreasonable alarms.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
She saw that Rachel was in one of her unreasonable moods, and that it was of no use to continue the discussion.
"Jack's Ward" by Horatio Alger, Jr.
I don't blame the unreasoning beast.
"The Cassowary" by Stanley Waterloo
You should not be driven from the field because the miracle is shown to be unreasonable.
"Mistakes of Moses" by Robert G. Ingersoll
I am always gloomy, and often so unreasonably.
"Practical Religion" by John Charles Ryle
He was quite aware that it was unreasonable of him to object to this, but, nevertheless, he could not help it.
"Delilah of the Snows" by Harold Bindloss
He believed everything that seemed unreasonable, just to appease the ghosts.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 1 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Lectures" by Robert G. Ingersoll
His revolt is unreason, not impiety either against God or his parents.
"Expositor's Bible: The Book of Job" by Robert Watson
Some people reckon life by events, and that is so unreasonable.
"Dodo's Daughter" by E. F. Benson
That I'm unreasonable, and all in the wrong?
"Mrs. Maxon Protests" by Anthony Hope
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In poetry:

Is Reason so aloof, aloft,
It doth not 'gainst itself rebel,
And are not Reason's reasonings oft
By Reason proved unreasonable?
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
One from COGSON, WILES, and RAILER,
My attorneys, off the Strand;
One from COPPERBLOCK, my tailor -
My unreasonable tailor -
One in FLAGG'S disgusting hand.
"Tempora Mutantur" by William Schwenck Gilbert
And the injured Prussian may
Not unreasonably say
"Why, it cannot be so small a nationality
Since Brixton and Batavia,
Bolivia and Belgravia,
Are bursting with the Belgian neutrality."
"The Latest School" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Then "Where is God? and where is aid?
Or what good end of these?" she said;
"Is there no God or end at all,
Nor reason with unreason weighed,
Nor force to disenthral
Weak feet that fall?
"On The Downs" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
A word out of season
Of vapid unreason
May seem mere political twaddle at best;
But this thing needs abatement
If, with each wild statement
It mean's that a cool quarter million's gone West.
"Golden Silence" by C J Dennis
Yet, though treason and fierce unreason should league and lie and defame
and smite,
We that know thee, how far below thee the hatred burns of the sons of
night,
We that love thee, behold above thee the witness written of life in
light.
"England CXVII" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

I've Behaved "Unreasonably" and " Childishly ".
Strip search ruling is unreasonable.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against two Olmsted County sheriff's deputies accused of conducting an unreasonable strip search.
Strip search ruling is unreasonable.
We are living in an American age of techno -wonder and unreason.
A person's home is a place where the Constitution resolutely protects the right to privacy and the freedom from unreasonable government intrusion.
Do you report to an unreasonable art director.
However, it is unreasonable to manda...
The ruling upholds a broad right to be free from unreasonable searches.
Studio owners believe these actions are unfair and unreasonable.
Over the years, I have heard multiple times that I was unreasonable .
AN UNREASONABLE MAN - 02:17.
An internal affairs review has found two New Jersey state police troopers used " unreasonable force" when they arrested a disabled man three years ago.
Unreasonable women take on the banksters.
Google's Page: Facebook Data Claims ' Unreasonable '.
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In science:

For example, it would be nice to be able to understand if there is a reason that nonrelativistic quark models for the light hadrons work unreasonably well.
Heavy Quark Physics
Thus three masses is the answer by this extended W-E-M principle, not unreasonable because three masses usually do define a frame. (Unfortunately in this particular construction they do not, because the solution is rotationally symmetric about an axis through the original M1 , M2 .
Comments on Initial Value Formulation
Wigner, ‘The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in Natural Sciences’, in Symmetries and Reflections- Scientific Essays, (Ox Bow Press, 1979), pp.
Multivector Solutions to the Hyper-Holomorphic Massive Dirac Equation
Namely, the question is whether we should include gravity as a part of the Standard Model; it certainly would not be unreasonable to do so.
Valencia 93: The Summary of Particle Theory
If knowledge base authoring is thought of merely as a replacement for document authoring, then indeed it might seem to require unreasonable resources.
Automatic Generation of Technical Documentation
If supersymmetry (broken as it may be) is realized in nature, then it is not unreasonable to expect that supersymmetry plays a non-trivial role in the solutions to these problems.
Supersymmetric "Solutions" to Cosmological Problems: Baryogenesis and Dark Matter
Note that so far we did not make any unreasonable complications to the standard chaotic inflation scenario; at large φ inflation is driven by the field φ, and the GUT potential is necessary in the theory anyway.
Recent Progress in Inflationary Cosmology
In general, this assumption is wrong, but for the ATIS domain it may not be unreasonable.
Two Questions about Data-Oriented Parsing
However non-optimal choice of these coordinates may cause unreasonable complications in the physical interpretations of the data obtained (see the related discussion in , ).
Relativistic Gravity Theory And Related Tests With A Mercury Orbiter Mission
However, as we noted earlier, a disadvantageous choice of the proper reference frame (or, equivalently, the functions Ka , La and Qα a ) might cause an unreasonable complication in the future physical interpretations of the results obtained.
Relativistic Gravity Theory And Related Tests With A Mercury Orbiter Mission
Hence the strong shock approximation is not unreasonable.
ROSAT Observations of the Galactic Wind in M82
We see that the resulting values of this correction are large, as it is obvious from fig. 5, but not unreasonable.
Theoretical Review of B-physics
This assumption yields a prediction for the ratio of the unification scale and the Planck scale which is not unreasonable.
Supersymmetry Phenomenology With a Broad Brush
The new electronpositron machines are promised to operate at luminosities of 1033–1034 , values that seemed ten years ago most unreasonable.
CP and B Physics: Progress and Prospects
So it may not be unreasonable that the strong coupling perturbative regime corresponds to the hadronic phase with resonance production.
Recent tests of parton hadron duality in multiparticle final states
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