Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A lack of logic.

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  • noun uncountable Lack of logic; unreasonableness; a fallacy.

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  • noun invalid or incorrect reasoning

Etymologies

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From il- +‎ logic, after illogical.

Examples

  • When you make the argument that you are making here, you might have some other party in mind to do the coercing, but the illogic is the same.

    Another Herring, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • I trust you will believe me when I tell you that your illogic is far more painful for me to endure than all your tortures.

    Chapter 14

  • Understanding that the basic unit of illogic is the contradiction-in-terms, we can define the pataphysical quirk as a use of words or phrases (reading as images or image-combinations) that generates an inherent self-contradiction in the narrative, something that renders a sentence literal nonsense.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • The best example of that illogic is in Jessica Smart Gullion's essay, "Scholar, Negated."

    Book Review: Mama PhD

  • The best example of that illogic is in Jessica Smart Gullion's essay, "Scholar, Negated."

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • The illogic is not necessarily used to expose brutality, the bleakness of an amoral universe empty of intrinsic meaning.

    Notes on Strange Fiction: The Pataphysical Quirk

  • The illogic is not necessarily used to expose brutality, the bleakness of an amoral universe empty of intrinsic meaning.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Understanding that the basic unit of illogic is the contradiction-in-terms, we can define the pataphysical quirk as a use of words or phrases (reading as images or image-combinations) that generates an inherent self-contradiction in the narrative, something that renders a sentence literal nonsense.

    Notes on Strange Fiction: The Pataphysical Quirk

  • Here there's no explication, no attempt at rationalisation, and indeed there's a certain illogic to the whole sequence.

    Strange Fiction 8

  • I trust you will believe me when I tell you that your illogic is far more painful for me to endure than all your tortures.

    Chapter 14

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