Word family noun reason reasoning reasonableness adjective reasonableunreasonable reasoned verb reason adverb reasonablyunreasonably
From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishunreasonableun‧rea‧son‧a‧ble /ʌnˈriːzənəbəl/ ●●○ adjective 1 UNFAIRnot fair or sensible I think he’s being unreasonable. Don’t let your boss make unreasonable demands on you.it is unreasonable to do something It’s unreasonable to expect you to work seven days a week. It’s not unreasonable to ask him to help you.2 EXPENSIVEunreasonable prices, costs etc are too highunreasonably adverb unreasonably high prices
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unreasonableNow he's just being unreasonable.Some news media have described the government's actions as excessive and unreasonable.Nevertheless, to require that all educating be done in public schools was considered arbitrary and unreasonable.Now it is not possible to give a confident answer to the question whether the delay was unreasonable.I don't think the amount of homework they get is unreasonable.I think your attitude is most unreasonable.She knew she was being unreasonable, and she was worried she might alienate David.She divorced her husband on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour.Even the most caring parents will sometimes make unreasonable demands on their children.unreasonable expectationsIt is not unreasonable for parents to want schools to reinforce the values children are taught at home.It is possible for telephone companies to make profit without charging unreasonable rates.I don't know why you have such an unreasonable reaction to it.Within limits this seems a not unreasonable request.It didn't seem like an unreasonable request.The trial court found that her demands were not petty or unreasonable, since they involved practices she felt were racially discriminatory.Don't you think it's a little unreasonable to charge someone $75 just for parking their car?It's unreasonable to expect people to pay for something they haven't even seen yet.It is unreasonable to expect them to anticipate what additional rights they ought to have.it is unreasonable to do somethingIn survey conditions it is unreasonable to ask for a ranking of more than ten objects.