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- adv. In an irrational manner; without reason; in a manner contrary to reason; absurdly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In an irrational manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an irrational manner; without reason; in a manner contrary to reason; absurdly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in an irrational manner
He might have a point to a degree, but, comically, the rather obvious thing he has overlooked is that a forum devoted to atheism attracts a lot of people who are more interested in irrationally venting their spleen than in calm reasoned argument.
Drunks do it drunkenly, which is to say irrationally and against what would otherwise be their better judgment.
2B The Unabomber writes that society evolves irrationally, which is probably how he justified mailing people bombs.
Overall, I agree with Friedman that evolutionary psychology can provide insights into the factors that lead people to behave "irrationally" in markets and in their beliefs about markets.
I think it is true that people make political and economic decisions "irrationally" in the sense those decisions are often motivated by the desire for validation.
One brother believes, "irrationally," that there is a world beyond the womb.
Translation: Everyone is entitled to their own wrong opinions, but I'm still not taking responsibility for my screw ups when I drank dot-com "New Economy" Kool-Aid and forced interest rates "irrationally" low (compounding the error by also inflating the real estate bubble).
Is it more sane to vote "irrationally" for the candidate perceived by the individual to be best, or vote for the person who is disliked but has a better "chance of winning"?
Thursday, Mr. Icahn filed a proxy slate to unseat Yahoo's board, accusing its directors of acting "irrationally" and saying they "lost the faith of shareholders" and Microsoft Corp.Mr. Icahn's move was preceded by his purchase of roughly 10 million Yahoo shares and options to acquire 49 million more.
Yahoo's Entire Board Billionaire investor Carl Icahn Thursday filed a proxy slate to unseat Yahoo Inc. 's board, accusing its directors of acting "irrationally" and setting the stage for what could be a battle for control of the Internet company.