Definition of unreasonable
1a : not governed by or acting according to reason unreasonable peopleb : 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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