Definition of unreasonable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈrēz(ə)nəb(ə)l/


1Not guided by or based on good sense: your attitude is completely unreasonable
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  • Of course, there are those that would be displeased no matter what he does secondary to their unreasonable bias.
  • That recommendation could not be dismissed, and was not attacked, as unreasonable or illogical.
  • It is not to the point that the appellant was unco-operative or even unreasonable.
irrational, illogical, prejudiced, intolerant
unacceptable, preposterous, outrageous, ridiculous;
excessive, impossible, immoderate, disproportionate, undue, inordinate, intolerable, unjustified, unwarranted, uncalled for
1.1Beyond the limits of acceptability or fairness: an unreasonable request
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  • I ask to move it to another date - not an unreasonable request, I'd have thought.
  • There was nothing unreasonable about his request that the government should at least sound out the British.
  • I think asking Mr Peters to live by his own standard is not an unreasonable request.



Pronunciation: /ˌənˈrēz(ə)nəb(ə)lnəs/
Example sentences
  • It is often unhelpful to discuss, in the abstract, the legal consequences of irrationality, or illogicality, or unreasonableness of some degree.
  • This is satire, and it is the laughter of derision, the reaction to the stupidity and unreasonableness of the other's position.
  • It is a feature of my psychology that I never really lose my rag in political arguments, except when confronted by unreasonableness on the part of those I know and love.

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Syllabification: un·rea·son·a·ble

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