reasonable

[ ree-zuh-nuh-buhl, reez-nuh- ]
/ ˈri zə nə bəl, ˈriz nə- /

adjective

agreeable to reason or sound judgment; logical: a reasonable choice for chairman.
not exceeding the limit prescribed by reason; not excessive: reasonable terms.
moderate, especially in price; not expensive: The coat was reasonable but not cheap.
endowed with reason.
capable of rational behavior, decision, etc.

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Origin of reasonable

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English resonable, from Middle French raisonnable, from Latin ratiōnābilis.See reason, -able

synonym study for reasonable

1. Reasonable, rational refer to the faculty of reasoning. Rational can refer to the reasoning faculty itself or to something derived from that faculty: rational powers; a rational analysis. It can also mean sane or sensible: She was no longer rational; a rational plan. Reasonable most often means sensible: A reasonable supposition is one which appeals to our common sense. 2. See moderate.

OTHER WORDS FROM reasonable

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH reasonable

rational, reasonable (see synonym study at the current entry)
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British Dictionary definitions for reasonable

reasonable
/ (ˈriːzənəbəl) /

adjective

showing reason or sound judgment
having the ability to reason
having modest or moderate expectations; not making unfair demands
moderate in price; not expensive
fair; averagereasonable weather

Derived forms of reasonable

reasonably, adverbreasonableness, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with reasonable

reasonable

see beyond a (reasonable) doubt.

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