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It does not seem to me that the steps which would be needed to make Britain - and others - more comfortable in their relationship in the European Union are inherently so outlandish or unreasonable.
David Cameron

Meaning of "unreasonable" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UNREASONABLE

unreasonable  [ʌnˈriːznəbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UNREASONABLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Unreasonable is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES UNREASONABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

unreasonable

Reason

Reason is the capacity for consciously making sense of things, applying logic, for establishing and verifying facts, and changing or justifying practices, institutions, and beliefs based on new or existing information. It is closely associated with such characteristically human activities as philosophy, science, language, mathematics, and art, and is normally considered to be a definitive characteristic of human nature. The concept of reason is sometimes referred to as rationality and sometimes as discursive reason, in opposition to intuitive reason. Reason or "reasoning" is associated with thinking, cognition, and intellect. Reason, like habit or intuition, is one of the ways by which thinking comes from one idea to a related idea. For example, it is the means by which rational beings understand themselves to think about cause and effect, truth and falsehood, and what is good or bad. It is also closely identified with the ability to self-consciously change beliefs, attitudes, traditions, and institutions, and therefore with the capacity for freedom and self-determination.

Definition of unreasonable in the English dictionary

The first definition of unreasonable in the dictionary is immoderate; excessive. Other definition of unreasonable is refusing to listen to reason. Unreasonable is also lacking reason or judgment.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UNREASONABLE


abominable
əˈbɒmɪnəbəl
actionable
ˈækʃənəbəl
amenable
əˈmiːnəbəl
assignable
əˈsaɪnəbəl
attainable
əˈteɪnəbəl
discernible
dɪˈsɜːnəbəl
fashionable
ˈfæʃənəbəl
fissionable
ˈfɪʃənəbəl
imaginable
ɪˈmædʒɪnəbəl
interminable
ɪnˈtɜːmɪnəbəl
objectionable
əbˈdʒɛkʃənəbəl
obtainable
əbˈteɪnəbəl
personable
ˈpɜːsənəbəl
questionable
ˈkwɛstʃənəbəl
reasonable
ˈriːzənəbəl
returnable
rɪˈtɜːnəbəl
sustainable
səˈsteɪnəbəl
tunable
ˈtjuːnəbəl
unimaginable
ˌʌnɪˈmædʒɪnəbəl
unsustainable
ˌʌnsəsˈtɛɪnəbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UNREASONABLE

unready
unreal
unrealisable
unrealised
unrealism
unrealistic
unrealistically
unreality
unrealizable
unrealize
unrealized
unreally
unreaped
unreason
unreasonable behaviour
unreasonableness
unreasonably
unreasoning
unreasoningly
unreave

WORDS THAT END LIKE UNREASONABLE

able
companionable
convenable
definable
enable
explainable
inalienable
inexpugnable
intenable
listenable
loanable
pensionable
turnable
unable
unalienable
unexplainable
ungovernable
unmentionable
unquestionable
untenable
user-definable

Synonyms and antonyms of unreasonable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «UNREASONABLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «unreasonable» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of unreasonable

Translation of «unreasonable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UNREASONABLE

Find out the translation of unreasonable to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of unreasonable from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «unreasonable» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

不讲道理的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

irrazonable
570 millions of speakers

English

unreasonable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अनुचित
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غَيْرُ مَعْقُول
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

неблагоразумный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

despropositado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অযৌক্তিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

déraisonnable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidak munasabah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unzumutbar
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

不当な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

불합리한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ora ana alangan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vô lý
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காரணமற்ற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अवास्तव
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

mantıksız
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

irragionevole
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nierozsądny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

безпричинний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

irațional
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παράλογος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onredelike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

orimlig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

urimelig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of unreasonable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UNREASONABLE»

The term «unreasonable» is very widely used and occupies the 22.333 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UNREASONABLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about unreasonable

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10 QUOTES WITH «UNREASONABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word unreasonable.
1
Rick Allen
I think all of those things, but certainly the booze really brought out the really unreasonable side of me, and I just didn't want to revisit that place again.
2
Charles Babbage
It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that some portion of the neglect of science in England, may be attributed to the system of education we pursue.
3
Saint Basil
Do not despise the fish because they are absolutely unable to speak or to reason, but fear lest you may be even more unreasonable than they by resisting the command of the Creator. Listen to the fish, who through their actions all but utter this word: 'We set out on this long journey for the perpetuation of our species.'
4
Henri Bergson
Homo sapiens, the only creature endowed with reason, is also the only creature to pin its existence on things unreasonable.
5
David Cameron
It does not seem to me that the steps which would be needed to make Britain - and others - more comfortable in their relationship in the European Union are inherently so outlandish or unreasonable.
6
Kate Chopin
A person can't have everything in this world; and it was a little unreasonable of her to expect it.
7
Edwin Louis Cole
Reasonable men adapt to the world around them; unreasonable men make the world adapt to them. The world is changed by unreasonable men.
8
Lea DeLaria
A woman will allow herself to be clouded by her emotions. Her reasonable thought becomes completely unreasonable over the most ridiculous thing. It's a girl thing.
9
Alan Dundes
In the light of our culture, these are not unreasonable questions and tactics, but if once again, we try to see the lens through which we look, we can see that there is far too great an emphasis placed on the future.
10
Emile Durkheim
A monomaniac is a sick person whose mentality is perfectly healthy in all respects but one; he has a single flaw, clearly localized. At times, for example, he has an unreasonable and absurd desire to drink or steal or use abusive language; but all his other acts and all his other thoughts are strictly correct.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UNREASONABLE»

Discover the use of unreasonable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to unreasonable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Power of Unreasonable People: How Social Entrepreneurs ...
Providing a first-hand, on-the-ground look at a new breed of entrepreneur, this book reveals how apparently unreasonable innovators have built their enterprises, how their work will shape risks and opportunities in the coming years, and ...
John Elkington, Pamela Hartigan, 2013
2
Be Unreasonable
Sometimes, you have to be unreasonable to be unbeatable. Paul Lemberg's Be Unreasonable makes it easy for people to step beyond the hum-drum of doing what's expected, and transform themselves into something extraordinary.
Paul Lemberg, 2007
3
The Art of Being Unreasonable: Lessons in Unconventional ...
But he also is completely delightful, as is this book.
Eli Broad, 2012
4
Unreasonable Men: Masculinity and Social Theory
This much needed book is the first to show how dominant forms of masculinity are implicated in the traditions of social theory that have emerged since the Enlightenment.
Victor J. Seidler, 2013
5
The Imaginations of Unreasonable Men: Inspiration, Vision, ...
In this moving and inspiring book, the story of these uncompromising scientists serves as springboard for his passionate inquiry into the character and moral fabric of those who devote their lives to solving the world’s most pressing and ...
Bill Shore, William H. Shore, 2010
6
The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Number Theory
This book is based on the AMS Short Course, The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Number Theory, held in Orono, Maine, in August 1991.
Stefan Andrus Burr, George E. Andrews, 1992
7
Fear Itself: Reasoning the Unreasonable
We, the authors, know this and have planned accordingly. This volume presents meditations on this issue springing from the four corners of intellectual inquiry.
Stephen Hessel, Michèle Huppert, 2010
8
Unreasonable Searches and Seizures: Rights and Liberties ...
A timely, historical look at Fourth Amendment jurisprudence, covering more than two centuries of search-and-seizure law, from landmark judicial decisions to enduring controversies.
Otis H. Stephens, Richard A. Glenn, 2006
9
Unreasonable Doubt: Circumstantial Evidence and the Art of ...
Thompson confronts this evasion of judgment through the reexamination of the works of Faulkner, Austen, Tocqueville, Plato, and Aristotle"--Provided by publisher.
Norma Thompson, 2011
10
The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs : Fundamentalism and ...
The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs is a passionate yet analytical critique of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim scriptural fundamentalists.
Solomon Schimmel Professor of Jewish Education and Psychology Hebrew College, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UNREASONABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term unreasonable is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Stephen's Molestation Case: DU Says Girl's New Demands 'Highly …
“The demands raised by her in the application are “highly unreasonable”. She should have raised her demands during the meeting of DRC and insisted on ... «Focus News, Jul 15»
2
Bristol City supporters club to boycott Hillsborough over …
Bristol City supporters club to boycott Hillsborough over 'unreasonable' prices ... in that way Sheffield Wednesday will get the message that this is unreasonable. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Most Americans say Drug Costs are Unreasonable and They Blame …
Seventy-three percent of Americans think that the cost of prescription drugs is unreasonable and, of those, 76% blame drug makers for setting prices too high, ... «Wall Street Journal, Jun 15»
4
South Bend officer charged with using unreasonable force
According to the indictment, Officer Theodore Robert in 2010 willfully deprived an arrestee of the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, ... «WISH-TV, May 15»
5
Wife killer conviction 'unreasonable'
Barrister Simon Lewis told an appeal hearing in Brisbane that in the absence of any evidence of how Ms Cao died, it was unreasonable for jurors to reject ... «NEWS.com.au, May 15»
6
Border search of laptop "violated" privacy, says federal judge
A federal judge said the search of a traveler's laptop at a Los Angeles airport was "unreasonable," and violated his constitutional privacy protections. «ZDNet, May 15»
7
Ellen Pao on Kleiner Perkins $1 million trial expenses: 'Grossly …
Pao called the expenses “grossly excessive and unreasonable,” according to the Wall Street Journal. The firm offered to waive the $972,814.50 in expenses if ... «Silicon Valley Business Journal, May 15»
8
Court rules search of businessman's laptop at border 'unreasonable'
A federal court has ruled that the government's search of a traveling businessman's laptop at the California border was unreasonable and violated his privacy. «PBS NewsHour, May 15»
9
Madison police officer pleads not guilty to unreasonable force charge
A federal grand jury indicted Eric Parker for use of unreasonable force in March. In February, dash cam video showed Parker slamming Sureshbai Patel to the ... «WAFF, Apr 15»
10
These startups thrive on being 'unreasonable'
The Unreasonable Institute wants to be a beacon for a certain type of entrepreneur: business-savvy humanitarians hellbent on tackling the world's social ... «CNNMoney, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Unreasonable [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/unreasonable>. Oct 2019 ».
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