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unreasonable

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

Simple Definition of unreasonable

  • : not fair, sensible, or appropriate : not reasonable

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of unreasonable

  1. 1 a :  not governed by or acting according to reason <unreasonable people> b :  not conformable to reason :  absurd <unreasonable beliefs>

  2. 2 :  exceeding the bounds of reason or moderation <working under unreasonable pressure>

unreasonableness

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unreasonably

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Examples of unreasonable in a sentence

  1. I told him that I wouldn't pay unless he sent me a replacement. Am I being unreasonable?

  2. You are entitled to compensation for unreasonable delays.



14th Century

First Known Use of unreasonable

14th century

Rhymes with unreasonable


UNREASONABLE Defined for Kids

unreasonable

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adjective un·rea·son·able \ˌən-ˈrē-zən-ə-bəl\

Definition of unreasonable for Students

  1. :  not fair, sensible, appropriate, or moderate <an unreasonable schedule> <unreasonable behavior> <an unreasonable fear>

unreasonably

\-blē\ adverb



Law Dictionary

unreasonable

adjective un·rea·son·able

Legal Definition of unreasonable

  1. :  not reasonable :  beyond what can be accepted: as a :  clearly inappropriate, excessive, or harmful in degree or kind <an unreasonable delay> <an unreasonable restraint of trade> b :  lacking justification in fact or circumstance <an unreasonable inference>; especially :  irrational b <the agency decision was unreasonable> c :  not supported by a warrant or by a valid exception to a warrant requirement (as when there is reasonable suspicion) and therefore unconstitutional <the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated — U.S. Constitution amend. IV> — see also search, seizure

unreasonableness

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unreasonably

adverb




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