Definition of unreasonable
1a : not governed by or acting according to reason <unreasonable people>b : not conformable to reason : absurd <unreasonable beliefs>
2 : exceeding the bounds of reason or moderation <working under unreasonable pressure>
unreasonablenessplay \ˌən-ˈrēz-nə-bəl-nəs, -ˈrē-zən-ə-bəl-\ noun
unreasonablyplay \ˌən-ˈrēz-nə-blē, -ˈrē-zən-ə-blē\ adverb
Examples of unreasonable in a sentence
I told him that I wouldn't pay unless he sent me a replacement. Am I being unreasonable?
You are entitled to compensation for unreasonable delays.
First Known Use of unreasonable
UNREASONABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unreasonable for English Language Learners
: not fair, sensible, or appropriate : not reasonable
UNREASONABLE Defined for Kids
Definition of unreasonable for Students
: not fair, sensible, appropriate, or moderate <an unreasonable schedule> <unreasonable behavior> <an unreasonable fear>
Legal Definition of unreasonable
: 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
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