Definitions for: Reasonable


[adj] not excessive or extreme; "a fairish income"; "reasonable prices"
[adj] marked by sound judgment; "sane nuclear policy"
[adj] showing reason or sound judgment; "a sensible choice"; "a sensible person"



Webster (1913) Definition: Rea"son*a*ble, a. [OE. resonable, F. raisonnable,
fr. L. rationabilis. See Reason, n.]
1. Having the faculty of reason; endued with reason;
rational; as, a reasonable being.

2. Governed by reason; being under influence of reason;
thinking, speaking or acting rationally, or according to
the dictates of reason; agreeable to reason; just;
rational; as, the measure must satisfy all reasonable men.

By indubitable certainty, I mean that which doth not
admit of any reasonable cause of doubting. --Bp.
Wilkins.

Men have no right to what is not reasonable.
--Burke.

3. Not excessive or immoderate; within due limits; proper;
as, a reasonable demand, amount, price.

Let . . . all things be thought upon That may, with
reasonable swiftness, add More feathers to you
wings. --Shak.

Syn: Rational; just; honest; equitable; fair; suitable;
moderate; tolerable. See Rational.


Rea"son*a*ble, adv.
Reasonable; tolerably. [Obs.]

I have a reasonable good ear in music. --Shak.

Synonyms: commonsense, commonsensible, commonsensical, fair, fairish, healthy, intelligent, levelheaded, logical, moderate, rational, sane, sensible, sound, tenable, well-founded

Antonyms: unreasonable

See Also: just, valid

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