- The definition of reasonable is someone or something that is logical and exhibits good sense.
- An idea that makes sense to carry out is an example of a reasonable idea.
- A low priced and inexpensive item is an example of an item that would be described as an item with a reasonable price.
reasonable definition by Webster's New World
- able to reason
- amenable to reason; just
- using or showing reason, or sound judgment; sensible
- not extreme, immoderate, or excessive
- not expensive
Origin: Middle English raisonable ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin rationabilis
reasonable definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Capable of reasoning; rational: a reasonable person.
- Governed by or being in accordance with reason or sound thinking: a reasonable solution to the problem.
- Being within the bounds of common sense: arrive home at a reasonable hour.
- Not excessive or extreme; fair: reasonable prices.
- reaˌson·a·bilˈi·ty, reaˈson·a·ble·ness noun
- reaˈson·a·bly adverb
reasonable - Legal Definition
Webster's New World Law Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
A standard for what is fair and appropriate under usual and ordinary circumstances; that which is according to reason; the way a rational and just person would have acted.