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reasonably Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adverb to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
    fairly; pretty; passably; moderately; jolly; middling; somewhat.
    • pretty big
    • pretty bad
    • jolly decent of him
    • the shoes are priced reasonably
    • he is fairly clever with computers
  2. adverb with good sense or in a reasonable or intelligent manner
    sanely; sensibly.
    • he acted sensibly in the crisis
    • speak more sanely about these affairs
    • acted quite reasonably

Rea"son*a*bly adverb
  1. In a reasonable manner.
  2. Moderately; tolerably. "Reasonably perfect in the language." Holder.

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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