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REASONABLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does reasonable mean? 

REASONABLE (adjective)
  The adjective REASONABLE has 3 senses:

1. showing reason or sound judgment
2. not excessive or extreme
3. marked by sound judgment

  Familiarity information: REASONABLE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


REASONABLE (adjective)


Sense 1reasonable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Showing reason or sound judgment

Synonyms:

reasonable; sensible

Context examples:

a sensible choice / a sensible person

Similar:

tenable; well-founded (based on sound reasoning or evidence)

healthy; intelligent; level-headed; levelheaded; sound (exercising or showing good judgment)

commonsense; commonsensible; commonsensical (exhibiting native good judgment)

Also:

rational (consistent with or based on or using reason)

logical (capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning)

fair; just (free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; or conforming with established standards or rules)

valid (well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force)

Attribute:

reasonableness (goodness of reason and judgment)

Antonym:

unreasonable (not reasonable; not showing good judgment)


Sense 2reasonable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not excessive or extreme

Synonyms:

fairish; reasonable; fair

Context examples:

a fairish income / reasonable prices

Similar:

moderate (being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme)


Sense 3reasonable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by sound judgment

Synonyms:

sane; reasonable

Context example:

sane nuclear policy

Similar:

rational (consistent with or based on or using reason)


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