Definitions for reasonableˈri zə nə bəl, ˈriz nə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rea•son•a•ble*ˈri zə nə bəl, ˈriz nə-(adj.)

  1. agreeable to or in accord with reason; logical.

  2. not exceeding the limit prescribed by reason; not excessive:

    reasonable terms.

  3. moderate, esp. in price; not expensive.

  4. endowed with reason.

  5. capable of rational behavior, decision, etc.

* Syn: See moderate.

Origin of reasonable:

1250–1300; ME resonable < MF raisonnable < L ratiōnābilis


Princeton's WordNet

  1. reasonable, sensible(adj)

    showing reason or sound judgment

    "a sensible choice"; "a sensible person"

  2. fair, fairish, reasonable(adj)

    not excessive or extreme

    "a fairish income"; "reasonable prices"

  3. reasonable, sane(adj)

    marked by sound judgment

    "sane nuclear policy"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. reasonable(adjective)ˈri zə nə bəl, ˈriz nə-

    ≠ unreasonable

    I thought his answer was reasonable.; It is reasonable to think that there might be life on other planets.

  2. reasonableˈri zə nə bəl, ˈriz nə-

    appropriate in a particular situation

    Police said the level of force they used was "reasonable" in a riot situation.

  3. reasonableˈri zə nə bəl, ˈriz nə-

    (of a price) not too expensive; = affordable

    Their prices are reasonable.; a reasonable amount to pay for the shoes

  4. reasonableˈri zə nə bəl, ˈriz nə-

    acceptable, but not very good

    The quality of their food is reasonable.; a reasonably priced lunch; "I'll listen to what she has to say," he said reasonably.; The speech was reasonably well attended.


  1. reasonable(Adjective)

    Just; fair; agreeable to reason.

  2. reasonable(Adjective)


  3. Origin: resnable, from rationabilis, more at reason, -able.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reasonable(noun)

    having the faculty of reason; endued with reason; rational; as, a reasonable being

  2. Reasonable(noun)

    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; as, the measure must satisfy all reasonable men

  3. Reasonable(noun)

    not excessive or immoderate; within due limits; proper; as, a reasonable demand, amount, price

  4. Reasonable(adverb)

    reasonably; tolerably

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reasonable' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1782

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reasonable' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1277

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reasonable' in Adjectives Frequency: #213

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