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 common sense, or what is generally right, practical, acceptable or possible
“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
“Perhaps much of his stupidity was owing to the want of talent in his master, or rather his want of method in the art of teaching.”
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Opposite of an explanation of the basis or fundamental reasons for something
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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 the cause or latent beginning of a feeling, process, or condition
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Opposite of the object or goal of something
“Warnings on cigarette packets serve as a deterrent to would-be smokers.”
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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 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 cause, purpose or reason
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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 a person's moral or emotional nature or sense of identity
“I was given the power to endure whatever lay ahead of me, and it did not matter where my physical body would be.”
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Opposite of the inference of particular instances by reference to a general law or principle
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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 supposition made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation
“Life is temporary, and that is a fact that we have to get used to.”
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Opposite of the quality of being logical or rational
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 form an understanding or conclusion from something
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Opposite of to infer by extending known information
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Opposite of to give reasons or cite evidence in support of an idea, action, or theory
“The law provides for the reduction of penalties, as long as the taxpayer will agree to fully accept the charges laid.”
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Opposite of to arrive at a judgment or opinion by reasoning
“I don't know where we are going, but I can only guess it's not going to be a beach paradise.”
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Opposite of to suppose to be the case, without proof
“These matters are of grave public concern and the people deserve to know the truth.”
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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 think, consider, or expect to be the case
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Opposite of to reason earnestly with a person on some impropriety of conduct
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Opposite of to convince, or cause to believe, through reason or argument
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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 hold and state as one's opinion
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Opposite of to present or state one's case or defense
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Opposite of to maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures
“Scanlan does not attempt to excuse the disturbing character of some of Dostoevsky's rhetoric, though he does note that the novelist does not seek to attack their civil liberties.”
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Opposite of to assert something as a position in an argument
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Opposite of to explain a previously unknown phenomenon
“The indecipherable roll of credits that spins across the screen at the end of each program serves only to further obscure the mystery.”
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Opposite of to logically form, or arrive at, an opinion or conclusion about something
“I suspect that the investigation into my alleged involvement with the affair will draw to a close soon.”
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