unreasonable

  • 1 unreasonable — un·rea·son·able adj: not reasonable: beyond what can be accepted: as a: clearly inappropriate, excessive, or harmful in degree or kind an unreasonable delay an unreasonable restraint of trade b: lacking justification in fact or circumstance an… …

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  • 2 unreasonable — UK US /ʌnˈriːzənəbl/ adjective ► not fair or acceptable: »A merchant is not required to satisfy a customer s unreasonable demands. be unreasonable for sb/sth to do sth »It is not unreasonable for technical jobs to be filled by people with… …

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  • 3 unreasonable — [adj1] not logical or sensible absurd, all wet*, arbitrary, biased, capricious, contradictory, erratic, fallacious, far fetched, foolish, full of hot air*, headstrong, illogical, incoherent, incongruous, inconsequential, inconsistent, invalid,… …

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  • 4 Unreasonable — Un*rea son*a*ble, a. Not reasonable; irrational; immoderate; exorbitant. {Un*rea son*a*ble*ness}, n. {Un*rea son*a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 unreasonable — (adj.) mid 14c., from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + REASONABLE (Cf. reasonable). Related: Unreasonably …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 unreasonable — *irrational Analogous words: absurd, preposterous, *foolish, silly: *simple, fatuous, asinine: *excessive, immoderate, inordinate Antonyms: reasonable …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 unreasonable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not guided by or based on good sense. 2) beyond the limits of acceptability. DERIVATIVES unreasonableness noun unreasonably adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 unreasonable — [un rē′zənə bəl] adj. not reasonable; specif., a) having or showing little sense or judgment; not rational b) excessive; immoderate; exorbitant SYN. IRRATIONAL unreasonableness n. unreasonably adv …

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  • 9 unreasonable — Irrational; foolish; unwise; absurd; silly; preposterous; senseless; stupid. Southern Kansas State Lines Co. v. Public Service Commission, 135 Kan. 657, 11 P.2d 985, 987. Not reasonable; immoderate; exorbitant. Cass v. State, 124 Tex.Cr.R. 208,… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 10 unreasonable — un|rea|son|a|ble [ ʌn riznəbl ] adjective * 1. ) not fair: Aren t you making unreasonable demands on her time? it is unreasonable to do something: It s extremely unreasonable to expect them to pay so much. not unreasonable: What we are asking is… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 unreasonable */ — UK [ʌnˈriːz(ə)nəb(ə)l] / US [ʌnˈrɪz(ə)nəb(ə)l] adjective 1) a) not fair Aren t you making unreasonable demands on her time? it is unreasonable to do something: It s extremely unreasonable to expect them to pay so much. not unreasonable: What we… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 unreasonable — adj. 1) unreasonable of (that was unreasonable of you) 2) unreasonable to + inf. (it is unreasonable to demand that employees work without a break) * * * [ʌn riːz(ə)nəb(ə)l] unreasonable to + inf. (it is unreasonable to demand that employees work …

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  • 13 unreasonable — [[t]ʌnri͟ːzənəb(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you say that someone is being unreasonable, you mean that they are behaving in a way that is not fair or sensible. The strikers were being unreasonable in their demands, having rejected the deal two weeks …

    English dictionary

  • 14 unreasonable — adjective 1 behaving in an unfair, unpleasant, or stupid way: Will thinks I m being unreasonable in not lending him the car. 2 an unreasonable belief, request, action etc is wrong or unfair: it is unreasonable to do sth: I think it s unreasonable …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 unreasonable — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, seem, sound ▪ She did not want to appear unreasonable. ▪ become, get ▪ His …

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  • 16 unreasonable — un|rea|son|a|ble [ʌnˈri:zənəbəl] adj 1.) not fair or sensible ▪ I think he s being unreasonable. ▪ Don t let your boss make unreasonable demands on you. it is unreasonable to do sth ▪ It s unreasonable to expect you to work seven days a week. ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 unreasonable — unreasonableness, n. unreasonably, adv. /un ree zeuh neuh beuhl, reez neuh /, adj. 1. not reasonable or rational; acting at variance with or contrary to reason; not guided by reason or sound judgment; irrational: an unreasonable person. 2. not in …

    Universalium

  • 18 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… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 unreasonable — adjective 1) an unreasonable officer Syn: uncooperative, unhelpful, disobliging, unaccommodating, awkward, contrary, difficult; obstinate, obdurate, willful, headstrong, pigheaded, cussed, intractable, intransigent, inflexible; …

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  • 20 unreasonable — un•rea•son•a•ble [[t]ʌnˈri zə nə bəl, ˈriz nə [/t]] adj. 1) not reasonable or rational; not guided by reason or sound judgment; irrational 2) not in accordance with practical realities, as attitude or behavior; inappropriate 3) excessive,… …

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