What does reasonable mean?

Definitions for reasonableˈri zə nə bəl, ˈriz nə-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word reasonable.

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"


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reasonable in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reasonable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Margaret Patel:

    Next year will be a reasonable to maybe a surprisingly good year.

  2. Georg W. Hegel:

    Whatever is reasonable is true, and whatever is true is reasonable.

  3. Epictetus:

    To a reasonable creature, that alone is insupportable which is unreasonable but everything reasonable may be supported.

  4. Margaret Patel:

    Next year will be a reasonable to maybe a surprisingly good year, (There is) no reason in the world why we can't see P/Es expand.

  5. George Bernard Shaw:

    Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

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