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

1250–1300; Middle English resonable < Middle French raisonnable < Latin ratiōnābilis. See reason, -able

SYNONYMS FOR reasonable

1 intelligent, judicious, wise, equitable. 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 equitable, fair, just. 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 reasonably

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 reasonably

reasonable

see beyond a (reasonable) doubt.

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