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"unreasonable" in British English

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unreasonableadjective

uk   us   /ʌnˈriː.zən.ə.bl̩/
B2 not ​fair or ​acceptable: unreasonable ​demands [+ to infinitive] Itseems unreasonable toexpect one ​person to do both ​jobs.
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unreasonably
adverb uk   us   /-bli/
(Definition of unreasonable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unreasonable" in American English

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unreasonableadjective

 us   /ʌnˈri·zə·nə·bəl/
not ​based on or using good ​judgment; not ​fair: It’s unreasonable to ​expect him to ​work every ​weekend.
unreasonably
adverb  us   /ʌnˈri·zə·nə·bli/
He ​thinks the ​copsacted unreasonably.
(Definition of unreasonable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"unreasonable" in Business English

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unreasonableadjective

uk   us   /ʌnˈriːzənəbl/
not ​fair or acceptable: A ​merchant is not ​required to satisfy a customer's unreasonable ​demands.be unreasonable for sb/sth to do sth It is not unreasonable for ​technicaljobs to be ​filled by ​people with particular ​skillshoned in ​industry.be unreasonable to expect/suggest/think sth It would be unreasonable to expect ​annuityrates to remain high. an unreasonable ​cost/​expense/​price
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(Definition of unreasonable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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