AskDefine | Define reasonableness

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1 the state of having good sense and sound judgment; "his rationality may have been impaired"; "he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions" [syn: rationality, reason]
2 goodness of reason and judgment; "the judiciary is built on the reasonableness of judges"
3 the property of being moderate in price; "the store is famous for the reasonableness of its prices" [syn: moderateness, modestness]
4 moderation in expectations; "without greater reasonableness by both parties we will never settle this matter!"
5 the quality of being plausible or acceptable to a reasonable person; "he questioned the tenability of my claims" [syn: tenability, tenableness]

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  1. The characteristic of being reasonable.
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