Dictionary.com

unreasonable

[ uhn-ree-zuh-nuh-buhl, -reez-nuh- ]
/ ʌnˈri zə nə bəl, -ˈriz nə- /
Save This Word!

adjective

not reasonable or rational; acting at variance with or contrary to reason; not guided by reason or sound judgment; irrational: an unreasonable person.
not in accordance with practical realities, as attitude or behavior; inappropriate: His Bohemianism was an unreasonable way of life for one so rich.
excessive, immoderate, or exorbitant; unconscionable: an unreasonable price; unreasonable demands.
not having the faculty of reason.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!

Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of unreasonable

First recorded in 1300–50, unreasonable is from the Middle English word unresonabel.See un-1, reasonable

OTHER WORDS FROM unreasonable

un·rea·son·a·ble·ness, nounun·rea·son·a·bly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for unreasonable

British Dictionary definitions for unreasonable

unreasonable
/ (ʌnˈriːznəbəl) /

adjective

immoderate; excessiveunreasonable demands
refusing to listen to reason
lacking reason or judgment

Derived forms of unreasonable

unreasonableness, noununreasonably, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK