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Unreasonable Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense; "the absurd predicament of seeming to argue that virtue is highly desirable but intensely unpleasant"- Walter Lippman
  • beyond normal limits; "excessive charges"; "a book of inordinate length"; "his dress stops just short of undue elegance"; "unreasonable demands"
  • absurd and inappropriate; "the unreasonable nimbus of romance with which she had encircled that man"- Thomas Hardy
  • not reasonable; not showing good judgment
  • pungent adjectives of disesteem; "gave me a cockamamie reason for not going"; "wore a goofy hat"; "a silly idea"; "some wacky plan for selling more books"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Unreasonable'


  • The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences: "The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences" is the title of an article published in 1960 by the physicist Eugene Wigner. In
  • An Unreasonable Man: An Unreasonable Man is a 2006 documentary film that traces the life and career of political activist Ralph Nader, the founder of modern consumer protection
  • Patently unreasonable: In Canadian law, patently unreasonable or the patent unreasonableness test was a standard of review used by a court when performing judicial review of
  • Unreasonable ineffectiveness of mathematics: The unreasonable ineffectiveness of mathematics is a catchphrase, alluding to the well-known article by physicist Eugene Wigner, "The Unreasonable Effectiveness

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'Unreasonable' example sentence in quotations


* Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people. - George Bernard Shaw

* The reasonable man adapts himself to the world the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man. - George Bernard Shaw

* To a reasonable creature, that alone is insupportable which is unreasonable but everything reasonable may be supported. - Epictetus


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Unreasonable Sample Sentences in News


  • 'Unreasonable' complaints could see people banned from communicating with council staff
    The new policy being proposed by Waverley Borough Council would protect staff from 'harassment and alarm', as well as saving time and money Read more on this news related to 'Unreasonable'
  • Unreasonable gas price hikes in Montreal - A practice that penalizes consumers, says CAA-Quebec
    QUEBEC CITY, March 27, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Montreal-area motorists have had to deal with nine unreasonable gasoline price increases in the ten weeks since the start of this year, observes CAA-Quebec, adding that consumers in the Greater Montreal Area are picking up the tab for inconsistent business practices. The organization, which represents 1.3 million members Read more on this news related to 'Unreasonable'
  • Supreme Court questions lifelong monitoring of sex offenders
    Fourth Amendment forbids only “unreasonable searches." The Supreme Court raised constitutional doubts Monday about the lifelong monitoring of sex offenders and other criminals with the use of GPS devices. Read more on this news related to 'Unreasonable'

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