Definition of reasonably in English:

reasonably

Line breaks: rea¦son|ably
Pronunciation: /ˈriːznəbli
 
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adverb

  • 1In a sensible way: he began to talk calmly and reasonably about his future
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    • Secondarily, Hamilton deals calmly and reasonably with questions of historicity.
    • Gavin Rae took his shooting opportunity reasonably enough, but Main somehow got a hand to the ball and pulled off a remarkable save.
    • Granted, it started off reasonably enough with Jakatta and Bent, but I've got both those tracks already.
  • 1.1By sensible standards of judgement; justifiably: a constable who reasonably believes a breach of the peace is about to take place [sentence adverb]: it was assumed, reasonably enough, that the murder had taken place by the pond
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    • He believed, reasonably enough, that the Journal would continue attacking him and others.
    • In all cases, the officer must reasonably believe that the person is wearing the item in question wholly or mainly to conceal his or her identity.
    • Suppose the police, reasonably believing a man has stolen some jewellery, follow him into his house in order to arrest him.
  • 2To a moderate or acceptable degree; fairly: [as submodifier]: she played the piano reasonably well
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    • That there is no peace can be seen in the violence in the West Bank and the threat of more to come, for all that the week ended reasonably calmly.
    • But if it doesn't happen in the reasonably foreseeable future, there may come a time when it can no longer happen at all.
    • Or does it reflect a reasonably sensible estimate of where future value will be found?
  • 2.1Inexpensively: ski wear which looks good and is reasonably priced
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    • A reasonably priced meal is available and booking is not required.
    • Bean bags are reasonably priced, or try walking around your neighbourhood and you may find furniture free for the taking.
    • Services such as dry cleaning and ironing are speedy and reliable and very reasonably priced, but I made a couple of mistakes on room service.

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