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unreasonable

Line breaks: un|rea¦son|able
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈriːz(ə)nəb(ə)l
 
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Definition of unreasonable in English:

adjective

1Not guided by or based on good sense: she knew she was being unreasonable, but she resented his domesticity
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
uncooperative, obstructive, unhelpful, disobliging, unaccommodating, troublesome, awkward, contrary, difficult, tiresome, annoying, vexatious;
obstinate, obdurate, wilful, headstrong, pig-headed, bull-headed, intractable, intransigent, inflexible, mulish;
irrational, illogical, opinionated, biased, prejudiced, intolerant, blinkered
unacceptable, preposterous, outrageous, ludicrous, absurd, senseless, nonsensical, irrational, illogical;
unnecessary, unjustified, unwarranted, uncalled for
informal over the top, OTT, steep
1.1Beyond the limits of acceptability or fairness: an unreasonable request
More example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

unreasonableness

1
noun
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.

unreasonably

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • It is the reaction of one old friend to another when the latter is acting wholly unreasonably and unacceptably.
  • To argue we should be allowed to act unreasonably is entirely muddle-headed and morally wrong.
  • There it was - the unreasonably large, perfectly cut paisley gem that had haunted my dreams for the past two days.

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