Definition of reasonable
reasonabilityplay \ˌrēz-nə-ˈbi-lə-tē, ˌrē-zən-ə-\ noun
reasonablenessplay \ˈrēz-nə-bəl-nəs, ˈrē-zən-ə-\ noun
reasonablyplay \-blē\ adverb
Examples of reasonable in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of reasonable from the Web
This Manichean dichotomy means that there’s no way for any reasonable or tempered debate to emerge over proper behavior or coverage.
East Coast superfans praise Wegmans, which was founded in 1916, for its amazing variety (the store stocks over 70,000 products), fresh produce, reasonable prices, item availability, and specialty departments.
The Department of Environmental Quality threatened legal action if the council did not approve Mayor Karen Weaver’s recommendation to achieve a reasonable alternative by June 26, 2017.
In back is a reasonable-size trunk, and the rear seats will split and fold flat to increase cargo area.
Disturbed by vanishing jobs, rising plutocracies, melting polar ice caps, not to mention numerous other serious threats to a good night's sleep and a reasonable life for future generations?
Hopefully a coalition of the reasonable can band together to minimize the pain and cost, but there is a 10 percent chance of no deal.
Again, this means being reasonable with the amount of intake, and the evidence points to an intake of between 7.5 and 15 grams for the average person.
Gardner said any cover charge will be reasonable, perhaps around $5.
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First Known Use of reasonable
REASONABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of reasonable for English Language Learners
: fair and sensible
: fairly or moderately good
: not too expensive
REASONABLE Defined for Kids
Definition of reasonable for Students
1 : fair and sensible I'm willing to compromise, but her demands are not reasonable.
2 : not too expensive Let's find a hotel with reasonable rates.
3 : fairly or moderately good Our team has a reasonable chance of winning.
Legal Definition of reasonable
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 : applying reason or logic; broadly : rational 1 a reasonable mind
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