CET4 TEM4 IELTS 考 研 CET6
- reasonable (adj.)
- c. 1300, "having sound judgment, sane, rational," from Old French raisonable, from Latin rationabilis, from ratio (see reason (n.)).
What the majority of people consider to be 'reasonable' is that about which there is agreement, if not among all, at least among a substantial number of people; 'reasonable' for most people, has nothing to do with reason, but with consensus. [Erich Fromm, "The Heart of Man," 1968]Meaning "moderate in price" is recorded from 1660s. Related: Reasonably.
- 1. They will need a reasonable amount of desk area and good light.
- 2. It seems clear that he has no reasonable alternative.
- 3. You get an interesting meal for a reasonable price.
- 4. Only a third of these households thought it reasonable to meter water.
- 5. Teachers can only be expected to do what is reasonable and practicable.
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