Character 10
Hyphenation rea son a ble
Pronunciations /ˈɹiː.zən.ə.bəl/

Definitions and meanings of "Reasonable"

What do we mean by reasonable?

Capable of reasoning; rational. adjective

Governed by or being in accordance with reason or sound thinking. adjective

Being within the bounds of common sense. adjective

Not excessive or extreme; fair. adjective


Having the faculty of reason; endowed with reason; rational, as opposed to brute.

Characterized by the use of reason; amenable to reason or sound sense; not senseless, foolish, or extravagant in thought or action.

Conformable to or required by reason; due to or resulting from good judgment; rationally sound, sensible, natural, etc.

Not exceeding the bounds of reason or common sense; moderate; tolerable.

Moderate in amount or price; not high or dear: as, reasonable charges or prices; reasonable goods.

In law, befitting a person of reason or sound sense; such as a prudent man would exercise or act upon in his own affairs: as, reasonable care; reasonable diligence; reasonable cause.

Calculable; computable; hence, detailed; itemized.

Talkative; ready in conversation.

Synonyms Rational, Reasonable. See rational.

Having the faculty of reason; endued with reason; rational. adjective

Governed by reason; being under the influence of reason; thinking, speaking or acting rationally, or according to the dictates of reason; agreeable to reason; just; rational. adjective

Not excessive or immoderate; within due limits; proper. adjective

Reasonably; tolerably. adverb

Just; fair; agreeable to reason. adjective

Not expensive; fairly priced. adjective

Having the faculty of reason; rational, reasoning.

Just; fair; agreeable to reason.

Not excessive or immoderate; within due limits; proper.

Not expensive; fairly priced.


Synonyms and Antonyms for Reasonable

The word "reasonable" in example sentences

The conversation at first consisted of mutual declarations of disposition to reasonable accommodations, but I suppose each party had its own ideas of what should be meant by _reasonable_. ❋ Benjamin Franklin (1748)

In case you're wondering, according to the bill, "The term 'reasonable profit' means the amount determined by the Reasonable Profits Board to be a reasonable profit on the sale." ❋ Christopher Helman (2012)

They have no concept of what the term reasonable means. ❋ Catpewk (2004)

Troy Davis' case will be used in law school as the textbook definition of the phrase "reasonable doubt," yet it was somehow beyond our collective will to spare his life. ❋ Mychal Denzel Smith (2011)

The analysts credited what they called a "reasonable" valuation and stronger signs in the home-improvement sector. ❋ Brendan Conway (2011)

GOP leaders say Democrats are sabotaging the deal while planning to blame Republicans by refusing to accept what they call reasonable funding ideas, such as an increase in Medicare premiums for some wealthy beneficiaries. ❋ Naftali Bendavid (2012)

In March, the company disclosed an estimated $3.4 billion for what it calls "reasonable" and "upper end" legal losses from the pending cases—or just about under half of the company's net income in 2010. ❋ Unknown (2011)

And those weak links are what we call reasonable doubt. ❋ Unknown (2009)

LAWRENCE: And that balance, according to the president, credit card companies are able to make what he called reasonable profit, and consumers don't end up in a bad situation -- Wolf. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Despite lowering his forecast, he kept a buy recommendation on the stock, citing what he called reasonable valuation. ❋ Steve Hulett (2008)

DOUGHERTY: As New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani supported public funding of abortion, now he says he hates abortion and wants what he calls reasonable restrictions on it. ❋ Unknown (2008)

Now they are allowed by U.S. statute to be held for what they call a reasonable amount of time before they either give depositions or sworn testimony. ❋ Unknown (2008)

And he has proposed a bipartisan plan to what they call reasonable caps on carbon emissions. ❋ Unknown (2008)

PILGRIM: Now Missouri is following the Supreme Court ruling and what it called a reasonable requirement to vote. ❋ Unknown (2008)

It's only asking for what it calls reasonable access to federal tools that are already available -- Kitty? ❋ Unknown (2007)

It's only asking for what it calls reasonable access to federal tools that are already available -- Lou. ❋ Unknown (2007)

QUIJANO: Now, the bottom line President Bush thinks his offer amounts to what he calls a reasonable way forward, but Democrats continue to insist they don't think much of the offer at all and they can't understand why the administration will not allow transcripts, a written record, of any interviews with White House aides to be -- to take place. ❋ Unknown (2007)

Now, for other ballots, the board uses what it calls a reasonable certainty to determine what a voter had in mind, for example, if the ballot has a dimple mark. ❋ Unknown (2000)

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