Definitions for reasonable
ˈri zə nə bəl, ˈriz nə-rea·son·able
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word reasonable.
showing reason or sound judgment
"a sensible choice"; "a sensible person"
fair, fairish, reasonableadjective
not excessive or extreme
"a fairish income"; "reasonable prices"
marked by sound judgment
"sane nuclear policy"
Just; fair; agreeable to reason.
Etymology: resnable, from rationabilis, more at reason, -able.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: raison, Fr.
She perceived her only son lay hurt, and that his hurt was so deadly, as that already his life had lost use of the reasonable and almost sensible part. Philip Sidney.
The parliament was dissolved, and gentlemen furnished with such forces, as were held sufficient to hold in bridle either the malice or rage of reasonable people. John Hayward.
A law may be reasonable in itself, although a man does not allow it, or does not know the reason of the lawgivers. Jonathan Swift.
Let all things be thought upon,
That may with reasonable swiftness add
More feathers to our wings. William Shakespeare, Henry V.
I could with reasonable good manner receive the salutation of her and of the princess Pamela, doing them yet no further reverence than one princess oweth to another. Philip Sidney.
A good way distant from the nigra rupes, there are four several lands of reasonable quantity. George Abbot, Descr. of the World.
Notwithstanding these defects, the English colonies maintained themselves in a reasonable good estate, as long as they retained their own ancient laws. John Davies, on Ireland.
Reasonable, as an adjective, refers to having sound judgment, being fair and sensible in decisions and actions. It can also describe something as being moderate or within rational or acceptable limits. When describing people, it often implies that they are generally guided by logic and practicality rather than emotions.
having the faculty of reason; endued with reason; rational; as, a reasonable being
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
not excessive or immoderate; within due limits; proper; as, a reasonable demand, amount, price
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Rank popularity for the word 'reasonable' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1782
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Rank popularity for the word 'reasonable' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1277
Rank popularity for the word 'reasonable' in Adjectives Frequency: #213
The numerical value of reasonable in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of reasonable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
You have to look at it from the reasonable police officer standard. You have to take into account that officers are human beings, capable of making mistakes in highly stressful situations, in this case, the totality of the circumstances that were known to a reasonable police officer in the precise moment the force was used demonstrates that this was an authorized use of force, as unattractive as it may be. This is reasonable doubt.
The ideal condition Would be, I admit, that men should be right by instinct But since we are all likely to go astray, The reasonable thing is to learn from those who can teach.
Whatever is reasonable is true, and whatever is true is reasonable.
Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.
A chemical is not allowed in food unless there is a reasonable certainty it will cause no harm, we don’t think the FDA can say there is a reasonable certainty of no harm.
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- raonableCatalan, Valencian
- vernünftig, anständigGerman
- οφειλόμενος, λογικός, τίμιος, ευάρεστος, δικαιολογημένοςGreek
- kunnollinen, kohtuullinen, joltinenkin, sopiva, järkeenkäypäFinnish
- raisonnable, correct, juste, satisfaisantFrench
- réasúnta, ciallmharIrish
- cothromach, reusantaScottish Gaelic
- razoable, razoábelGalician
- ragionevole, moderatoItalian
- rimelig, fornuftigNorwegian
- uzasadniony, rozsądny, satysfakcjonującyPolish
- satisfatório, razoável, em contaPortuguese
- удовлетворительный, недорогой, разумныйRussian
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