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.
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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