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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reasonable  \Rea"son*a*ble\,  a.  [OE.  resonable,  F.  raisonnable 
  fr  L.  rationabilis  See  {Reason},  n.] 
  1.  Having  the  faculty  of  reason;  endued  with  reason; 
  rational;  as  a  reasonable  being 
 
  2.  Governed  by  reason;  being  under  influence  of  reason; 
  thinking,  speaking  or  acting  rationally,  or  according  to 
  the  dictates  of  reason;  agreeable  to  reason;  just 
  rational;  as  the  measure  must  satisfy  all  reasonable  men. 
 
  By  indubitable  certainty,  I  mean  that  which  doth  not 
  admit  of  any  reasonable  cause  of  doubting.  --Bp. 
  Wilkins. 
 
  Men  have  no  right  to  what  is  not  reasonable. 
  --Burke. 
 
  3.  Not  excessive  or  immoderate;  within  due  limits;  proper; 
  as  a  reasonable  demand,  amount,  price. 
 
  Let  .  .  .  all  things  be  thought  upon  That  may  with 
  reasonable  swiftness,  add  More  feathers  to  you 
  wings.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Rational;  just  honest;  equitable;  fair;  suitable; 
  moderate;  tolerable.  See  {Rational}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reasonable  \Rea"son*a*ble\,  adv 
  Reasonable;  tolerably.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  have  a  reasonable  good  ear  in  music.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  reasonable 
  adj  1:  showing  reason  or  sound  judgment;  "a  sensible  choice";  "a 
  sensible  person"  [syn:  {sensible}]  [ant:  {unreasonable}] 
  2:  not  excessive  or  extreme;  "a  fairish  income";  "reasonable 
  prices"  [syn:  {fair},  {fairish}] 
  3:  marked  by  sound  judgment;  "sane  nuclear  policy"  [syn:  {sane}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  REASONABLE,  adj  Accessible  to  the  infection  of  our  own  opinions. 
  Hospitable  to  persuasion,  dissuasion  and  evasion. 
 
 




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