[ UK /ɪɹˈæʃənə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˌɪˈɹæʃənəɫ/ ]
  1. not consistent with or using reason
    irrational fears
    irrational animals
  2. real but not expressible as the quotient of two integers
    irrational numbers
  1. a real number that cannot be expressed as a rational number
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How To Use irrational In A Sentence

  • You just can't let a little thing like his being already dead get in the way of a good, irrational hatful desire to kill! Tom Cruise is a LOT OLDER than I thought
  • But if they are needy as a consequence of their criminal, irrational, or imprudent behavior, then it is not a fine thing.
  • His commentary to Euclid is of interest because of its discussion of unordered irrationals.
  • they reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power
  • The first is that white defaults should percentagewise exceed black defaults on loans at that institution, because the black borrowers have been held to irrationally high standards by their racist lenders. The Volokh Conspiracy » The Further Left You Are the Less You Know About Economics:
  • While we can credit him for some degree of intellectual honesty in confronting the hypocrisies and irrationalities that govern so much of public life, religious and non-religious, Christopher Hitchens, in the end, could not offer a vision of true humanness because he dwelled in the cynical faculties of the mind without being adequately informed by the positive wisdom of the heart. Kabir Helminski: Christopher Hitchens is "Not Great"
  • Where's the line between irrational exuberance and fraud? 21 DOG YEARS
  • Power sets the guidelines by which we measure what is reasonable and what is irrational.
  • Irrational or disturbed emotional reactions, however, are often maladaptive.
  • The distinction between arational and irrational is important. The Volokh Conspiracy » Latest Mohammed Cartoon Controversy, this Time in South Africa
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