unreasonableness

unreasonable

[uhn-ree-zuh-nuh-buhl, -reez-nuh-]
adjective
1.
not reasonable or rational; acting at variance with or contrary to reason; not guided by reason or sound judgment; irrational: an unreasonable person.
2.
not in accordance with practical realities, as attitude or behavior; inappropriate: His Bohemianism was an unreasonable way of life for one so rich.
3.
excessive, immoderate, or exorbitant; unconscionable: an unreasonable price; unreasonable demands.
4.
not having the faculty of reason.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English unresonabel. See un-1, reasonable

unreasonableness, noun
unreasonably, adverb


1, 2. senseless, foolish, silly. 2. preposterous, absurd, stupid, nonsensical. 3. extravagant.
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unreasonable (ʌnˈriːznəbəl)
 
adj
1.  immoderate; excessive: unreasonable demands
2.  refusing to listen to reason
3.  lacking reason or judgment
 
un'reasonableness
 
n
 
un'reasonably
 
adv

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unreasonable
mid-14c., from un- (1) "not" + reasonable.
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