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reasonable

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adjective rea·son·able \ˈrēz-nə-bəl, ˈrē-zən-ə-bəl\

Simple Definition of reasonable

  • : fair and sensible

  • : fairly or moderately good

  • : not too expensive

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of reasonable

  1. 1 a :  being in accordance with reason <a reasonable theory> b :  not extreme or excessive <reasonable requests> c :  moderate, fair <a reasonable chance> <a reasonable price> d :  inexpensive

  2. 2 a :  having the faculty of reason b :  possessing sound judgment <a reasonable man>

reasonability

play \ˌrēz-nə-ˈbi-lə-tē, ˌrē-zən-ə-\ noun

reasonableness

play \ˈrēz-nə-bəl-nəs, ˈrē-zən-ə-\ noun

reasonably

play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of reasonable in a sentence

  1. We have reasonable cause not to believe him.

  2. She offered a reasonable compromise.

  3. It's not reasonable to expect perfect weather.

  4. Please be more reasonable. There is no way I'll be able to finish all this work in so little time.

  5. A reasonable man would not expect such a thing.

  6. Our boss has reasonable expectations of his employees.

  7. The team has a reasonable chance of winning.

  8. He makes a reasonable amount of money.

  9. The store's prices are reasonable.

  10. The hotel offers excellent accommodations at reasonable rates.



14th Century

First Known Use of reasonable

14th century

Rhymes with reasonable



REASONABLE Defined for Kids

reasonable

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adjective rea·son·able \ˈrēz-nə-bəl, ˈrē-zən-ə-bəl\

Definition of reasonable for Students

  1. 1 :  fair and sensible <I'm willing to compromise, but her demands are not reasonable.>

  2. 2 :  not too expensive <Let's find a hotel with reasonable rates.>

  3. 3 :  fairly or moderately good <Our team has a reasonable chance of winning.>

reasonableness

noun

reasonably

\-blē\ adverb



Law Dictionary

reasonable

adjective rea·son·able

Legal Definition of reasonable

  1. 1a :  being in accordance with reason, fairness, duty, or prudence b :  of an appropriate degree or kind c :  supported or justified by fact or circumstance <a reasonable belief that force was necessary for self-defense> d :  commercially reasonable

  2. 2 :  applying reason or logic; broadly :  rational 1 <a reasonable mind>

reasonableness

noun

reasonably

adverb




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