Reasonable

  • 1 reasonable — rea·son·able adj 1 a: 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 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 reasonable — rea‧son‧a‧ble [ˈriːznəbl] adjective 1. fair and sensible: • The company maintained that its bills were reasonable. • The restaurant sells good food at reasonable prices (= prices that are not too high ) . • The law requires the employer to take …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Reasonable — Rea son*a*ble (r[=e] z n*[.a]*b l), a. [OE. resonable, F. raisonnable, fr. L. rationabilis. See {Reason}, n.] 1. Having the faculty of reason; endued with reason; rational; as, a reasonable being. [1913 Webster] 2. Governed by reason; being under …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 reasonable — (adj.) c.1300, having sound judgment, sane, rational, from O.Fr. raisonable, from L. rationabilis, from ratio (see RATIO (Cf. ratio)). What the majority of people consider to be reasonable is that about which there is agreement, if not among all …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 Reasonable — Rea son*a*ble, adv. Reasonably; tolerably. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I have a reasonable good ear in music. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 reasonable — [adj1] moderate, tolerable acceptable, analytical, average, cheap, circumspect, conservative, controlled, discreet, equitable, fair, feasible, fit, honest, humane, impartial, inexpensive, judicious, just, justifiable, knowing, legit, legitimate,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 reasonable — *rational Analogous words: sensible, sane, prudent, judicious, *wise: *fair, equitable, just Antonyms: unreasonable …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 reasonable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) fair and sensible. 2) as much as is appropriate or fair; moderate. 3) fairly good; average. DERIVATIVES reasonableness noun reasonably adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 reasonable — [rē′zənə bəl] adj. [ME raisonable < OFr < L rationabilis] 1. able to reason 2. amenable to reason; just 3. using or showing reason, or sound judgment; sensible 4. a) not extreme, immoderate, or excessive b) …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 reasonable — Fair, proper, just, moderate, suitable under the circumstances. Fit and appropriate to the end in view. Having the faculty of reason; rational; governed by reason; under the influence of reason; agreeable to reason. Thinking, speaking, or acting… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 11 reasonable — rea|son|a|ble [ riznəbl ] adjective ** 1. ) someone who is reasonable behaves in a sensible and fair way: RATIONAL: I ll come back when you re in a more reasonable mood. be reasonable: Come on, be reasonable I didn t mean to do it! a ) used about …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 reasonable */*/*/ — UK [ˈriːz(ə)nəb(ə)l] / US [ˈrɪz(ə)nəb(ə)l] adjective 1) a) someone who is reasonable behaves in a sensible and fair way I ll come back when you re in a more reasonable mood. be reasonable: Come on, be reasonable – I didn t mean to do it! b) used… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 reasonable — rea|son|a|ble W2S1 [ˈri:zənəbəl] adj 1.) fair and sensible ≠ ↑unreasonable ▪ a reasonable request ▪ Be reasonable you can t expect her to do all the work on her own! ▪ I thought it was a perfectly reasonable (=completely reasonable) question. it… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 reasonable — [[t]ri͟ːzənəb(ə)l[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED If you think that someone is fair and sensible you can say that they are reasonable. He s a reasonable sort of chap... Oh, come on, be reasonable. Ant: unreasonable Derived words: reasonably… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 reasonable — adjective 1 fair and sensible: Be reasonable you can t expect her to do all the work on her own! | a reasonable request | it is reasonable to do sth: It s reasonable to suppose that prices will come down soon. opposite unreasonable 2 fairly good …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 reasonable — adj. 1) reasonable about (let s be reasonable about this) 2) reasonable to + inf. (it is not reasonable to demand so much from them) * * * [ riːz(ə)nəb(ə)l] reasonable to + int. (it is not reasonable to demand so much from them) reasonable about… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 reasonable*/*/ — [ˈriːz(ə)nəb(ə)l] adj 1) sensible and fair We have taken all reasonable precautions to avoid an accident.[/ex] Come on, be reasonable – I didn t mean to do it![/ex] 2) if something is reasonable, there are good reasons for thinking it is true or… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18 reasonable — reasonableness, reasonability, n. reasonably, adv. /ree zeuh neuh beuhl, reez neuh /, adj. 1. agreeable to reason or sound judgment; logical: a reasonable choice for chairman. 2. not exceeding the limit prescribed by reason; not excessive:… …

    Universalium

  • 19 reasonable — adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. being in accordance with reason < a reasonable theory > b. not extreme or excessive < reasonable requests > c. moderate, fair < a reasonable chance > < a reasonable pri …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 reasonable — adjective 1) a reasonable man a reasonable explanation Syn: sensible, rational, logical, fair, fair minded, just, equitable; intelligent, wise, levelheaded, practical, realistic; sound, reasoned, well reasoned …

    Thesaurus of popular words


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