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Definition of "reasonable" []

  • Capable of reasoning; rational: a reasonable person. (adjective)
  • Governed by or being in accordance with reason or sound thinking: a reasonable solution to the problem. (adjective)
  • Being within the bounds of common sense: arrive home at a reasonable hour. (adjective)
  • Not excessive or extreme; fair: reasonable prices. (adjective)
  • Showing reason or sound judgment (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Having the ability to reason (adjective)
  • Having modest or moderate expectations; not making unfair demands (adjective)
  • Moderate in price; not expensive (adjective)
  • Fair; average (adjective)

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Use "reasonable" in a sentence
  • "The conversation at first consisted of mutual declarations of disposition to reasonable accommodations, but I suppose each party had its own ideas of what should be meant by _reasonable_."
  • "In case you're wondering, according to the bill, "The term 'reasonable profit' means the amount determined by the Reasonable Profits Board to be a reasonable profit on the sale.""
  • "They have no concept of what the term reasonable means."