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[ ree-zuhnd ]


  1. based on reason:

    a carefully reasoned decision.

  2. containing reasons:

    a long, reasoned reply.


/ ˈriːzənd /


  1. well thought-out or well presented

    a reasoned explanation

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Derived Forms

  • ˈreasonedly, adverb
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Other Words From

  • reasoned·ly adverb
  • un·reasoned adjective
  • well-reasoned adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of reasoned1

First recorded in 1675–85; reason + -ed 2
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Example Sentences

Remarkably prescient, these antiwar voices hold powerful lessons about the hazard of dismissing reasoned dissent.

His reasoned voice and ability to collaborate will be sorely missed.

Utilizing fear, or taking a reasoned approach to gradual, incremental change?

Laying down several layers, he reasoned, would allow one effectively to print out a small part.

Kempton subsequently offered what he reasoned to be mathematical proof of her powers.

And jurors would be able to evaluate the evidence on both sides of the case and render a reasoned verdict.

Yes, projected Republican wins are a reasoned backlash against Obamacare.

But I reasoned with myself and managed to satisfy myself that he must have turned the chair round with his foot.

Fresh light may be shed on the matter by the battle now imminent, but I am cabling on reasoned existing facts.

Ought not Gilbert's happiness, she reasoned with herself, to have been dearer to her than all the world beside?

I should have despised myself forever if I had not believed in him and been true, she reasoned.

Turner was an artist of the rarest and most generous equipment, and he had to do what he did, and never reasoned why he did it.





Reason, Age ofreasoning