Definition of irrationally in English:

irrationally

adverb

  • In an illogical or unreasonable manner.

    ‘the couple claim officials acted irrationally in refusing to lift the ban’
    ‘people have suddenly, and irrationally, decided not to spend any more’
    • ‘He may have been in a mood which made him irrationally reject what he was taught.’
    • ‘The answer is simple: premiums will be calculated irrationally.’
    • ‘Sometimes midlife crises result in play, like gambling or adultery, which is irrationally risky.’
    • ‘There is certainly a level at which irrationally rapid rate cuts will completely reverse the equation.’
    • ‘The stock market may behave irrationally, not following the wisdom of any investor.’
    • ‘We tend to act irrationally from time to time, with neither rhyme nor reason.’
    • ‘She is irrationally infuriated by the photograph on his desk.’
    • ‘The central argument used by many sociologists is that, contrary to orthodox economic theory, people behave irrationally.’
    • ‘Such a result would almost certainly be impossible to reconcile with the court's view that the agreement was irrationally generous.’
    • ‘Even the social services provided by the church were irrationally funded and inefficiently organized.’

Pronunciation

irrationally

/ɪˈraʃ(ə)n(ə)li/