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.
- rea·son·a·ble·ness, rea·son·a·bil·i·ty, noun
- rea·son·a·bly, adverb
- half-rea·son·a·ble, adjective
- half-rea·son·a·bly, adverb
- non·rea·son·a·bil·i·ty, noun
- non·rea·son·a·ble, adjective
- non·rea·son·a·ble·ness, noun
- non·rea·son·a·bly, adverb
- qua·si-rea·son·a·ble, adjective
- qua·si-rea·son·a·bly, adverb
- rational, reasonable (see synonym study at the current entry)
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How to use reasonable in a sentence
There’s no need to stop during a 20-mile ride, but it’s also perfectly reasonable to sit down for a coffee at the turnaround point.Why 20 Miles Is the Perfect Length for a Bike Ride | Eben Weiss | November 20, 2020 | Outside Online
Only a reasonable tech assignment and a smooth growth of the backlink profile from 20-50 crowd links a month to 500-1000 crowd links a month.Crowd Marketing: Fears, perks and a comprehensive Guide | Sponsored Content: Natural Links | November 20, 2020 | Search Engine Land
Silver Lake was quite prescient, stepping in there at a very reasonable valuation.IPOs, SPACs, and direct listings: Silicon Valley opens the doors to more investors | matthewheimer | November 20, 2020 | Fortune
We found that at reasonable speeds the camper was fine, though it wiggled occasionally on the downhills.Backing up a trailer is really hard, but this $100,000 SUV offers a new solution | Dan Carney | November 19, 2020 | Popular-Science
That may seem like a reasonable amount of privacy protection, but in reality, many older adults either struggle with or tend to avoid technology.Amazon’s new ‘Care Hub’ lets Alexa owners keep tabs on aging family members | Sarah Perez | November 11, 2020 | TechCrunch
But what he did was reasonably brave and freighted with all the symbolism of which he was well aware.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game | Michael Tomasky | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
And largely considered to have been, to those who can still remember, a successful and reasonably popular one.
“There will be flashbacks to that day, but I think it will be a reasonably abstract performance,” Berger said.
Leo and Jorge might reasonably have assumed that the matter had been put to bed.
LAPD police chief Charlie Beck concluded Corrales and Diego had acted reasonably.Worse Than Eric Garner: Cops Who Got Away With Killing Autistic Men and Little Girls | Emily Shire | December 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He must keep a reasonably careful lookout for other travelers in order to avoid collision; also for defects in the highway.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
“Let us talk things over reasonably,” she urged, opening the parlour door.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
The lease of a private residence is not a warranty that it is reasonably fit for occupancy.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
The Commodore means to go thither himself on the business, and I have no doubt all will be well and reasonably settled.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
The people for whom I worked seemed quite pleased with the way I did it, and paid me reasonably.The Gold Trail | Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for reasonable
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; average: reasonable weather
- reasonably, adverb
- reasonableness, noun
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Other Idioms and Phrases with reasonable
see beyond a (reasonable) doubt.
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