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The problem came when the world was tipped upside down and those frameworks were ill-equipped to making sense of behaviours that were irrational. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Utterly irrational thoughts of contamination have held him hostage. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We then make it worse with our irrational belief that smaller class sizes are vital. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Psychiatrists may suggest that my mental illness was a significant factor explaining my irrational behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He has irrational exuberance under his very skin. Times, Sunday Times (2013)When people have irrational fears an element of disgust is sometimes involved. Claudia Hammond EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005)These irrational thoughts are called cognitive distortions. Wallace, Louise M & Bundy, Christine Coping with Angina (1990)His behaviour becomes irrational and he forces her to get into his car with him. The Sun (2014)At times of irrational exuberance stock valuations become stretched. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We all have fears of some kind but some fears are irrational and can disrupt our lives. Austin, Valerie Self-Hypnosis (1994)Fellow workers also have their suspicions because his behaviour is irrational and his productivity erratic. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Is irrational fear driving our cultural and political engagement more than it should? Christianity Today (2000)But his plans are thwarted by the irrational behaviour of others. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But this story also plays into our irrational fears about chemicals. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Part of me felt that we needed to delve deeper into why these irrational beliefs had taken hold. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Imagine if we could have identified this irrational exuberance at the time by means of a rigorous test. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was totally illogical, irrational and there was the the smell of blood in the air. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is not space here to question the origins of beliefs but overcoming irrational beliefs and expectations is central to managing stress well. Atkinson, Jacqueline M Coping with Stress at Work (1988)Where's the line between irrational exuberance and fraud? Mike Daisey 21 DOG YEARS (2002)He maintains the key to success is managing the inner chimp of fear, emotion and irrational thoughts. The Sun (2014)Take this irrational belief further. Atkinson, Jacqueline M Coping with Stress at Work (1988)For most women, the alarming thoughts and irrational fears caused by the syndrome pass within days or weeks of giving birth. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If your fears are unfounded, your irrational thoughts may stem from an earlier loss, maybe your marriage. The Sun (2012)

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Translations for 'irrational'

British English: irrational ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone's feelings and behaviour as irrational, you mean they are not based on logical reasons or clear thinking.
...an irrational fear of science.

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