irrationality


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irrationality

(ĭ-răsh′ə-năl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. irrationali·ties
1. The state or quality of being irrational.
2. An irrational idea, expression, or act.
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The only person who did not succumb to the irrationality was the much-maligned finance minister Harris Georgiades, who openly told a House committee that property of the co-ops would be sold because the state must have revenue, especially after the e1/48 billion it spent on the controlled bankruptcy of the co-op.
His blatant irrationality reveals what Conservatism must always mean a divided nation.
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Convinced of this lemma, Malia was satisfied that Euclid's argument demonstrated the irrationality of [square root of 6].
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Camerer said that it is difficult to claim that markets are immune to apparent irrationality in human behavior as the recent financial crisis have shaken a lot of people's faith as the government still had to bail out banks, and millions of people lost their homes.
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It's inventive, funny and clever and entertains on all sorts of levels, yet buried within the sheer daft exhuberance are astute observations on human life in all its irrationality.
And such always happens when men surrender to irrationality. It fell upon the Hellenic cities during the Peloponnesian War.
Then ESMA will also be able "to suspend a rating temporarily, for a two month period at a time it considers advisable, if the rating is likely to accentuate or accelerate market instability or irrationality," added the commissioner.