What does reasonable mean?

Definitions for reasonable
ˈri zə nə bəl, ˈriz nə-rea·son·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reasonable, sensibleadjective

    showing reason or sound judgment

    "a sensible choice"; "a sensible person"

  2. fair, fairish, reasonableadjective

    not excessive or extreme

    "a fairish income"; "reasonable prices"

  3. reasonable, saneadjective

    marked by sound judgment

    "sane nuclear policy"


  1. reasonableadjective

    Just; fair; agreeable to reason.

  2. reasonableadjective


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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reasonablenoun

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

  2. Reasonablenoun

    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. Reasonablenoun

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

  4. Reasonableadverb

    reasonably; tolerably

Editors Contribution

  1. reasonable

    Created or governed by reason.

    The response is reasonable that optimum health is the priority for every person on the planet.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 29, 2020  
  2. reasonable

    The faculty of reason.

    The answer was reasonable and just.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 1, 2020  

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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  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

Examples of reasonable in a Sentence

  1. Justice Stephen Breyer:

    Any reasonable person looking at this would say, 'No, his reason was a purpose to discriminate on the basis of race,'.

  2. Democratic Senator Chris Murphy:

    There is an authorization, with reasonable restrictions, that can get 60 votes in the Senate, but we haven't even tried to get there yet.

  3. Stephan Seeger:

    It's a relief that the state has concluded they could not prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt -- they never could, he should never have been convicted in the first place.

  4. Allyson Harwood:

    I think that they want this to be something that people see as a valid option for them when buying a truck, so The EcoBoost would be in everyone's best interest to have that as available at a fairly reasonable upgrade price.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    Our negotiations have made progress, but gaps remain, if Iran's leaders can agree to a reasonable deal, it can lead to a better path — the path of greater opportunities for the Iranian people.

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    (used of persons) bound to a tract of land; hence their service is transferable from owner to owner
    • A. articulate
    • B. adscripted
    • C. eloquent
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