Definition of “reasonable” - English Dictionary

“reasonable” in English

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uk /ˈriː.zən.ə.bəl/ us /ˈriː.zən.ə.bəl/

B2 based on or using good judgment and therefore fair and practical:

If you tell him what happened, I'm sure he'll understand - he's a reasonable man.
He went free because the jury decided there was a reasonable doubt about his guilt.

B1 acceptable:

We had a reasonable journey.
We have a strong team and a reasonable chance of winning the game.

B1 not too expensive:

Tomatoes are very reasonable at this time of year.

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noun [ U ] uk /ˈriː.zən.ə.bəl.nəs/ us /ˈriː.zən.ə.bəl.nəs/

(Definition of “reasonable” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“reasonable” in American English

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us /ˈri·zə·nə·bəl, ˈriz·nə-/

based on or using good judgment, and therefore fair and practical:

Johnson was a reasonable man.
It seemed like a reasonable question/explanation.

Reasonable also means not expensive:

You can still get a good house for a very reasonable price.

Reasonable also means satisfactory or not bad:

He could read French with reasonable fluency.

(Definition of “reasonable” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“reasonable” in Business English

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uk /ˈriːzənəbl/ us

a reasonable price, value, or offer seems fair and not too expensive:

In the context of current robust economic growth, these shares look reasonable value.
a reasonable price/offer/deal

sensible and fair:

We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for the opinion expressed above.
a reasonable approach/assumption/argument
it is reasonable to assume/expect/suppose, etc. According to financial experts, it is reasonable to expect rates to climb to 3% over the next year.
it is reasonable that It seems reasonable that citizens should know whether their taxes are being spent wisely.

a reasonable amount, rate, etc. is neither too large nor too small:

Most economists forecast reasonable growth in GDP next year.
Overall pricing of products should reflect the cost of producing them, along with a reasonable profit margin for the business.

(Definition of “reasonable” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)