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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reasonably, moderately, pretty, jolly, somewhat, fairly, middling, passablyadverb

    to a moderately sufficient extent or degree

    "pretty big"; "pretty bad"; "jolly decent of him"; "the shoes are priced reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with computers"

  2. sanely, sensibly, reasonablyadverb

    with good sense or in a reasonable or intelligent manner

    "he acted sensibly in the crisis"; "speak more sanely about these affairs"; "acted quite reasonably"


  1. reasonablyadverb

    In accordance with reason.

    They were able handle their disagreements reasonably.

  2. reasonablyadverb

    fairly; satisfactorily; not extremely

    The shoes were reasonably priced.

  3. reasonablyadverb

    quite; fairly; satisfactorily

    That car goes reasonably fast.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Reasonablyadverb

    Etymology: from reasonable.

    Chaucer makes Arcite violent in his love, and unjust in the pursuit of it; yet when he came to die, he made him think more reasonably. John Dryden, Fables. Preface to.

    Some man reasonably studied in the law, should be persuaded to go thither as chancellor. Francis Bacon, Advice to Villiers.

    If we can by industry make our deaf and dumb persons reasonably perfect in the language and pronunciation, he may be also capable of the same privilege of understanding by the eye what is spoken. William Holder, Elements of Speech.


  1. reasonably

    Reasonably is an adverb that refers to actions or decisions done in a fair, sensible or moderate way, keeping in consideration the circumstances. It indicates actions that are based on logical thinking, good judgment, and are within rational limits, often set by rules, regulations or common practice.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reasonablyadverb

    in a reasonable manner

  2. Reasonablyadverb

    moderately; tolerably

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reasonably' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3346

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reasonably' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2472

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reasonably' in Adverbs Frequency: #244

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reasonably in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reasonably in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of reasonably in a Sentence

  1. Gavin Newsom:

    I have no ideological opposition with someone reasonably and responsibly owning firearms and getting background checks and being trained and making sure they’re locked so their kid doesn’t accidentally shoot themselves or a loved one.

  2. Benjamin Brafman:

    Under the circumstances, he's holding up reasonably well. No one can be happy to be in the position that he is in, as terrible a crime as rape is, it is equally reprehensible to be falsely accused of rape, and since Harvey Weinstein has denied these allegations, that's where we are.

  3. Kyle Rodda:

    We are still getting markets responding positively to the lower volatility in the bond markets and lower yields, and a sense that inflation will be reasonably temporary so the Fed won’t have to slam the breaks on, i suspect in the next 24-48 hours we’ll see a lot of chop, first on the upside, then a little correction as the market positions itself, and then we’re off to the races if we get the green light from the Fed Thursday morning.

  4. Steve Warren:

    We are reasonably certain that we killed Jihadi John.

  5. Baland Jalal:

    Exposure therapy can be very stressful and so is not always effective or even feasible for many patients, if you can provide an indirect treatment that's reasonably realistic, where you contaminate a rubber hand instead of a real hand, this might provide a bridge that will allow more people to tolerate exposure therapy or even replace (it) altogether.

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  • بشكل معقول, بشكل منطقيArabic
  • raonablementCatalan, Valencian
  • rozumněCzech
  • einigermaßen, ziemlich billig, vernünftig, halbwegs, preisgünstigGerman
  • económicamente, razonablemente, baratamente, justamenteSpanish
  • kohtuullisesti, edullisesti, oikeudenmukaisesti, järkevästiFinnish
  • यथोचितHindi
  • ésszerűenHungarian
  • բանականորեն, չափավոր, խելամտորեն, մատչելի, մատչելիորեն, ողջամտորենArmenian
  • layakIndonesian
  • redelijkerwijs, redelijkDutch
  • acessivelmente, justamente, razoavelmentePortuguese
  • разумно, умеренно, справедливо, недорогойRussian

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