When there's no good reason or explanation for something, don't fret; chances are it's illogical — meaning that it has no rational explanation behind it.

The word logic has origins in the Greek root logos meaning "reason, idea, or word." But slap the prefix il- in front of it, and suddenly the word reverses its meaning. Illogical? Check out other words with the same prefix, like illegitimate and illegal, and you'll quickly see that the prefixil- in front of a word starting in "l" means "not." Suddenly the meaning of illogical isn't quite so illogical after all, is it?

Definitions of illogical
  1. adjective
    lacking in correct logical relation
    synonyms: unlogical
    without logical or meaningful connection
    inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense
    not following logically as a consequence
    intuitive, nonrational, visceral
    obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation
    not consistent with or using reason
    not reasonable; not showing good judgment
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    capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning
    analytic, analytical
    of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience
    synthetic, synthetical
    of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts
    coherent, consistent, logical, ordered
    marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts
    argumentative, dianoetic, discursive
    proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition
    logically deductive
    based on exact thinking
    consistent with or based on or using reason
    reasonable, sensible
    showing reason or sound judgment
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  2. adjective
    lacking orderly continuity
    synonyms: confused, disconnected, disjointed, disordered, garbled, scattered, unconnected
    without logical or meaningful connection
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