Definition of reasonable
- a reasonable theory
- reasonable requests
- a reasonable man
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.
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: fair and sensible
: fairly or moderately good
: not too expensive
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