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You have to strike a balance where you’re not telling people that what they’re saying is irrational, silly, crazy.
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It’s possible that today’s market is an indication of things to come, where fundamentals play a larger part in valuations, as opposed to the irrational exuberance that has persisted in recent months within tech.
JITTERY INVESTORS EYE TODAY’S BIG JOBS REPORT AS MARKETS REBOUND FROM AN EPIC SELL-OFFBERNHARD WARNERSEPTEMBER 4, 2020FORTUNE
John Coates, a Wall Street trader turned neuroscientist, considers the molecule of “irrational exuberance” in The Hour Between Dog and Wolf.
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Primarily, this problem is a byproduct of “irrational exuberance” in the early 2000s and the use of public sector banks by successive governments to propel the economy.
THE MODI GOVERNMENT’S PLAN TO OVERCOME ECONOMIC SLUMP IGNORES A BITTER LESSON FROM THE PASTPRATHAMESH MULYEAUGUST 18, 2020QUARTZ
Only a few months ago, this type of behavior would have been considered excessive, irrational, even pathological, and certainly not healthy.
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He was, I knew, a deep, thinly-covered tank of resentments and quite irrational moral rages.
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Suddenly my irrational complaint was silenced as certain words of Saint Paul to the Corinthians reverberated in my mind.
THE RELIEF OF MAFEKINGFILSON YOUNG
Animals, irrational animals, had told the secret, and birds of the air had carried the matter.
THE FORTUNES OF NIGELSIR WALTER SCOTT
It seemed to me that he was foolish and irrational, altogether unlike himself.
PAUL PATOFFF. MARION CRAWFORD
It is an irrational practice, even when adopted by military tribunals.
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WORDS RELATED TO IRRATIONAL

  • absurd
  • batty
  • bedlamite
  • cracked
  • crazy
  • daffy
  • daft
  • demented
  • eccentric
  • enthusiastic
  • foolish
  • gung ho
  • harebrained
  • insane
  • irrational
  • keen
  • kooky
  • loony
  • lunatic
  • mad
  • out of one's mind
  • ridiculous
  • touched
  • unusual
  • wacky
  • warm
  • zealous
  • afraid
  • anxious
  • apprehensive
  • disquieted
  • disturbed
  • frightened
  • have cold feet
  • irrational
  • jittery
  • jumpy
  • nervous
  • neurotic
  • panicky
  • scared
  • shy
  • skittish
  • tense
  • worried
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