What is the opposite of reason?

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Noun
Opposite of a cause, explanation, or justification for an action or event
“The saving of animals in distress was the consequence of her activism.”
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(mass noun) Opposite of the power of the mind to think, understand, and form judgments logically
“The belief in a higher being is largely rooted in deep emotion.”
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Opposite of one's sanity
“Filled with rage, the depths of his insanity would consume him.”
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Opposite of the quality of being justifiable by reason
“His deep infatuation would cause him to behave in ways of complete irrationality.”
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Opposite of the reason for which something or someone is used or suited for
“The uselessness of the company's health and safety policy has caused many to lose faith in their products.”
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Opposite of the capacity of the mind to acquire and apply knowledge and skills
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Opposite of the reason, whether conscious or unconscious, for a certain course of action
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Opposite of an explanation for an occurrence
“And yet, within this enormity, hidden on every page is a small boy who opens his eyes to witness the inexplicability of human sorrow.”
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Opposite of a morally acceptable explanation for behavior, or for a belief or occurrence
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Opposite of an intention for which something is hoped to be accomplished
“Their indifference may be due to the fact that they see the sheer pointlessness of this program.”
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Opposite of logic for belief, action
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Opposite of the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment
“He displayed his ignorance by asking irrelevant questions.”
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Opposite of an element or circumstance contributing to a result
“Together, each constituent contributes to the whole in its entirety.”
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Opposite of a reason or incentive for acting or behaving in a particular way
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Opposite of for the purpose of; in the interest of; in order to achieve or preserve
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Opposite of the justification for or reasoning behind something
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Opposite of a goal or purpose
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Opposite of that which is morally correct, just, or honorable
“We cannot fight all the injustice in this world with good intentions.”
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Opposite of the inference of particular instances by reference to a general law or principle
Noun
Opposite of a claim that a circumstance means that one should not be blamed for or should not be forced to do something
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Opposite of worthy of one's trust or confidence
“All he had to show for his service was a record of unreliability.”
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Opposite of a benefit in comparison to other available options
“The downside is that a complete process model can take a lot of time to construct, and the data may not exist.”
Noun
Opposite of a process of reasoning by which a general conclusion is drawn from particular instances
Verb
(reason with) Opposite of to persuade with rational arguments
“I tried my best to browbeat him, but he still wants to go ahead with his ridiculous idea.”
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Opposite of to give reasons or cite evidence in support of an idea, action, or theory
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Opposite of figure out, understand
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Opposite of to reflect on and make sense of information, or a concept
“I acted rashly after I happened to misunderstand her intentions.”
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Opposite of to convince, or cause to believe, through reason or argument
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Opposite of to foresee or predict the future occurrence of something
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Opposite of to believe, based on information
“I am likely to disbelieve the findings of the scientists.”
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Opposite of present a defense
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Opposite of assert something as a position in an argument
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Opposite of to maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures
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Opposite of to go over in one's head
“I have had time to think, and now it is time to act.”
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