Unreasonable

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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


  • Food giant offered 'unreasonable' deal
    UK food manufacturer 2 Sisters is setting "beyond unreasonable" terms in proposed contract agreements, one of its suppliers tells the BBC. Read more on this news related to 'Unreasonable'
  • Prosecutors: Midlothian cop used unreasonable force on suspect
    A former Midlothian deputy police chief used unreasonable force when he beat a suspect with a metal baton on Thanksgiving morning three years ago, federal prosecutors said Tuesday as the officer's criminal trial got underway. Read more on this news related to 'Unreasonable'
  • Cleveland Police Use Unreasonable Force in Shootings
    Cleveland police have engaged in a pattern of "unreasonable and unnecessary use of force," U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said today after an 18-month review. The investigation, prompted by ... Read more on this news related to 'Unreasonable'

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