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Meaning of REASONABLE

Pronunciation:  'reezu nu bul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  not excessive or extreme; "a fairish income"; "reasonable prices"
  2. [adj]  marked by sound judgment; "sane nuclear policy"
  3. [adj]  showing reason or sound judgment; "a sensible choice"; "a sensible person"
 

REASONABLE is a 10 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: commonsense, commonsensible, commonsensical, fair, fairish, healthy, intelligent, levelheaded, logical, moderate, rational, sane, sensible, sound, tenable, well-founded
 
 Antonyms: unreasonable
 
 See Also: just, valid

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Rea"son*a*ble\, 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.
    
    2. Governed by reason; being under influence of reason;
       thinking, speaking or acting rationally, or according to
       the dictates of reason; agreeable to reason; just;
       rational; as, the measure must satisfy all reasonable men.
    
             By indubitable certainty, I mean that which doth not
             admit of any reasonable cause of doubting. --Bp.
                                                   Wilkins.
    
             Men have no right to what is not reasonable.
                                                   --Burke.
    
    3. Not excessive or immoderate; within due limits; proper;
       as, a reasonable demand, amount, price.
    
             Let . . . all things be thought upon That may, with
             reasonable swiftness, add More feathers to you
             wings.                                --Shak.
    
    Syn: Rational; just; honest; equitable; fair; suitable;
         moderate; tolerable. See {Rational}.
    
    
  2. \Rea"son*a*ble\, adv.
    Reasonable; tolerably. [Obs.]
    
          I have a reasonable good ear in music.   --Shak.
    
    
 

 

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