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[ UK /ʌnɹˈiːzənəbə‍l/ ]
[ US /ənˈɹiznəbəɫ/ ]
  1. beyond normal limits
    excessive charges
    a book of inordinate length
    his dress stops just short of undue elegance
    unreasonable demands
  2. not reasonable; not showing good judgment
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How To Use unreasonable In A Sentence

  • It was a responsible situation he felt for a boy of thirteen, and he meant to do his very best to keep it now that he had been lucky enough to get it; in the far-off future, too, he saw himself no longer the van-boy, but in the proud position now occupied by Joshua as driver, and this he considered, though a lofty, was by no means an unreasonable ambition. Our Frank and other stories
  • Is it unreasonable to expect her to offer to split the bill? Times, Sunday Times
  • If you accept that you have to do mass education - and, to keep costs low and for a lot of other reasons, I think that's not an unreasonable conclusion - you have to systematize it.
  • Since a significant element of judgment is involved there will usually be scope for a fairly broad range of possible views, none of which can be categorised as unreasonable.
  • The reasonble man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself, Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. 
  • It is difficult and unreasonable to separate the soundtrack from the film; they are symbiotic.
  • Therefore, the search was in his opinion warrantless and unreasonable even though judicial authorization had been obtained.
  • It is not unreasonable to give the defense the time they need to examine this evidence.
  • An unreasonable fear of flying and a general mistrust of machines make some people hesitate to take a flight.
  • Second, in view of the compliance costs estimated at £20,000, the notice was unreasonable.
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