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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]


Showing reason or sound judgment


reasonable; sensible

Context examples:

a sensible choice / a sensible person


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)


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)


reasonableness (goodness of reason and judgment)


unreasonable (not reasonable; not showing good judgment)

Sense 2reasonable [BACK TO TOP]


Not excessive or extreme


fairish; reasonable; fair

Context examples:

a fairish income / reasonable prices


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

Sense 3reasonable [BACK TO TOP]


Marked by sound judgment


sane; reasonable

Context example:

sane nuclear policy


rational (consistent with or based on or using reason)

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