AskDefine | Define unreasonable

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unreasonable adj
1 not reasonable; not showing good judgment [ant: reasonable]
2 pungent adjectives of disesteem; "gave me a cockamamie reason for not going"; "wore a goofy hat"; "a silly idea"; "some wacky plan for selling more books" [syn: cockamamie, cockamamy, goofy, sappy, silly, wacky, whacky, zany]
3 absurd and inappropriate; "the unreasonable nimbus of romance with which she had encircled that man"- Thomas Hardy
4 beyond normal limits; "excessive charges"; "a book of inordinate length"; "his dress stops just short of undue elegance"; "unreasonable demands" [syn: excessive, inordinate, undue]
5 inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense; "the absurd predicament of seeming to argue that virtue is highly desirable but intensely unpleasant"- Walter Lippman [syn: absurd]

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  1. not reasonable


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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