reasonableness


reasonableness
noun
1. goodness of reason and judgment
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the judiciary is built on the reasonableness of judges

Derivationally related forms: ↑reasonable
Hypernyms: ↑wisdom, ↑wiseness, ↑soundness
Hyponyms: ↑sensibleness
Attrubites: ↑reasonable, ↑sensible, ↑unreasonable
2. the property of being moderate in price or expenditures
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the store is famous for the reasonableness of its prices

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the modestness of the living standards here becomes obvious immediately

Syn: ↑moderateness, ↑modestness
Derivationally related forms: ↑modest (for: ↑modestness), ↑moderate (for: ↑moderateness), ↑reasonable
Hypernyms: ↑inexpensiveness
3. the state of having good sense and sound judgment
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his rationality may have been impaired

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he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions

Syn: ↑rationality, ↑reason
Derivationally related forms: ↑reasonable, ↑reason (for: ↑reason), ↑rational (for: ↑rationality)
Hypernyms: ↑sanity, ↑saneness
4. moderation in expectations
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without greater reasonableness by both parties we will never settle this matter!

Derivationally related forms: ↑reasonable
Hypernyms: ↑moderation, ↑moderateness
5. the quality of being plausible or acceptable to a reasonable person
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he questioned the tenability of my claims

Syn: ↑tenability, ↑tenableness
Derivationally related forms: ↑tenable (for: ↑tenableness), ↑tenable (for: ↑tenability), ↑reasonable
Hypernyms: ↑plausibility, ↑plausibleness

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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