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reasonableness Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the state of having good sense and sound judgment
    reason; rationality.
    • his rationality may have been impaired
    • he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions
  2. noun goodness of reason and judgment
    • the judiciary is built on the reasonableness of judges
  3. noun the property of being moderate in price or expenditures
    moderateness; modestness.
    • the store is famous for the reasonableness of its prices
    • the modestness of the living standards here becomes obvious immediately
  4. noun moderation in expectations
    • without greater reasonableness by both parties we will never settle this matter!
  5. noun the quality of being plausible or acceptable to a reasonable person
    tenability; tenableness.
    • he questioned the tenability of my claims

Rea"son*a*ble*ness noun
  1. Quality of being reasonable.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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