rea·son·able /ˈriznəbəl, ˈrizṇəbəl/
Rea·son·a·ble, adv. Reasonably; tolerably. [Obs.]
I have a reasonable good ear in music. --Shak.
1. Having the faculty of reason; endued with reason; rational; as, a reasonable being.
2. Governed by reason; being under the 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 our wings. --Shak.
Syn: -- Rational; just; honest; equitable; fair; suitable; moderate; tolerable. See Rational.
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]