[uhn-ree-zuh-nuh-buh l, -reez-nuh-]
- 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.
Origin of unreasonable
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1, 2. senseless, foolish, silly. 2. preposterous, absurd, stupid, nonsensical. 3. extravagant.
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Examples from the Web for unreasonably
Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley ruled that the law “unreasonably burdens” the right to vote.Angry About Ferguson? Oppose Voter ID Laws
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Scarborough, now a co-host of the unreasonably peppy “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, is a former congressman from Florida.RIP, Joe Scarborough For President 2016
March 19, 2014
Scott Eastwood, the unreasonably good-looking son of Clint Eastwood, is making a name in his own right.Scott Eastwood Is More Than Just Clint’s Smokin’ Hot Son
September 25, 2013
His investors, not unreasonably, wanted the Ford Motor Company to build expensive cars.The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Henry Ford
May 14, 2013
But you've disputed that, saying that their count is unreasonably restrictive.Forget What You've Heard: Mass Shootings Aren't Rising. But They Probably Aren't Going Away
February 1, 2013
This act of justice has been unreasonably delayed in the case of some of them.
That local rates are unreasonably high, as compared with through rates.The Railroad Question
On the third day she had felt almost angry with him unreasonably.A Spirit in Prison
Poor Jed, miserable and most unreasonably conscience-stricken, writhed in his chair.Shavings
Joseph C. Lincoln
Instead his opposition was just as violent and, to his son's mind, as unreasonably absurd.Mary-'Gusta
Joseph C. Lincoln
- immoderate; excessiveunreasonable demands
- refusing to listen to reason
- lacking reason or judgment
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Word Origin and History for unreasonably
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