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unreasonable

[uhn-ree-zuh-nuh-buh l, -reez-nuh-] /ʌnˈri zə nə bəl, -ˈriz nə-/
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 of unreasonable
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English unresonabel. See un-1, reasonable
Related forms
unreasonableness, noun
unreasonably, adverb
Synonyms
1, 2. senseless, foolish, silly. 2. preposterous, absurd, stupid, nonsensical. 3. extravagant.
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  • After a consultation with Patsy, the doctor undertook to speak seriously to the unreasonably afflicted men.

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  • Poor Jed, miserable and most unreasonably conscience-stricken, writhed in his chair.

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  • He is unreasonably suspicious of anything that threatens change.

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  • Mrs Browning was unquestionably and not unreasonably offended.

  • When a child hurts its foot against a stone, it is often so unreasonably angry at the stone as to strike it.

British Dictionary definitions for unreasonably

unreasonable

/ʌnˈriːznəbəl/
adjective
1.
immoderate; excessive: unreasonable demands
2.
refusing to listen to reason
3.
lacking reason or judgment
Derived Forms
unreasonableness, noun
unreasonably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unreasonably

unreasonable

adj.

mid-14c., from un- (1) "not" + reasonable. Related: Unreasonably.

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