adjective rea·son·able \ˈrēz-nə-bəl, ˈrē-zən-ə-bəl\
: fair and sensible
: fairly or moderately good
: not too expensive
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
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Examples of REASONABLE
- We have reasonable cause not to believe him.
- She offered a reasonable compromise.
- It's not reasonable to expect perfect weather.
- Please be more reasonable. There is no way I'll be able to finish all this work in so little time.
- A reasonable man would not expect such a thing.
- Our boss has reasonable expectations of his employees.
- The team has a reasonable chance of winning.
- He makes a reasonable amount of money.
- The store's prices are reasonable.
- The hotel offers excellent accommodations at reasonable rates.
First Known Use of REASONABLE
Related to REASONABLE
- analytic (or analytical), coherent, consequent, good, rational, logical, sensible, sound, valid, well-founded, well-grounded
- illegitimate, illogical, incoherent, inconsequent, inconsequential, invalid, irrational, unreasonable, unsound, weak
: fair and sensible <I'm willing to compromise, but her demands are not reasonable.>
: not too expensive <Let's find a hotel with reasonable rates.>
: fairly or moderately good <Our team has a reasonable chance of winning.>
— rea·son·able·ness noun
— rea·son·ably \-blē\ adverb
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