unreasonable
adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. not governed by or acting according to reason <
unreasonable people
>
b. not conformable to reason ; absurd <
unreasonable beliefs
>
2. exceeding the bounds of reason or moderation <
working under unreasonable pressure
>
unreasonableness noununreasonably adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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