Definition of 'unreasonable'
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Is it really so unreasonable to expect people to understand what a one in three chance is? Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is not an unreasonable request, nor is it unethical, expensive or intrusive. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They argue that charges are not unreasonable and investors have all the information they need. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You handle family life well and can turn down unreasonable requests while staying on good terms. The Sun (2009)You can say no to unreasonable requests but still stay on good terms with people. The Sun (2006)Is it unreasonable to expect her to offer to split the bill? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Say no to unreasonable requests and do only tasks that are genuinely part of your role. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And maybe it was unreasonable to expect him to be an overnight sensation in a suit. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Perhaps it was unreasonable to expect an artist committed to his work also to be a committed father and husband. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He appealed, claiming that his sentence was excessive and unreasonable. Christianity Today (2000)Tell the gas company that the price is unreasonable, refuse to pay and see what happens. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It says that rogue bailiffs use intimidation, make unreasonable demands and charge excessive fees. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Fidelity does not offer this option, surely not an unreasonable request? Times, Sunday Times (2015)MY ex filed for divorce citing unreasonable behaviour but she had an affair and kicked me out. The Sun (2013)All these unreasonable differences in prices will to a great extent be smoothed out and done away with in the course of the price reform. Inside Perestroika: The Future of the Soviet Economy (1990)Her behaviour was increasingly unreasonable. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You must prove bad management if you want to appoint a new manager, such as being forced to pay unreasonable service charges. Times, Sunday Times (2015)How do I stop her unreasonable behaviour? The Sun (2011)Her pride burned like a flame, engulfing her, goading her to unreasonable action. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEIt is an unreasonable and unfair amount of money to be paid,' he said. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It then hijacked her application, acting as a third party processing her application, and applied unreasonable charges for doing so. The Sun (2015)I say, don't be unreasonable. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'unreasonable'
British English: unreasonable /ʌnˈriːznəbl/ ADJECTIVE
If you say that someone is being unreasonable, you mean that they are behaving in a way that is not fair or sensible.
I know I'm being unreasonable and unfair.
- American English: unreasonable
- Arabic: غَيْرُ مَعْقُول
- Brazilian Portuguese: despropositado
- Chinese: 不讲道理的
- Croatian: nerazuman
- Czech: nerozumný
- Danish: urimelig
- Dutch: onredelijk
- European Spanish: irrazonable
- Finnish: kohtuuton ei järkevä
- French: déraisonnable
- German: unzumutbar
- Greek: παράλογος
- Italian: irragionevole
- Japanese: 不当な
- Korean: 불합리한
- Norwegian: urimelig
- Polish: nierozsądny
- European Portuguese: irrazoável
- Romanian: irațional
- Russian: неблагоразумный
- Spanish: irrazonable
- Swedish: orimlig
- Thai: ไม่สมเหตุสมผล
- Turkish: mantıksız
- Ukrainian: безпричинний
- Vietnamese: vô lý
Definition of unreasonable from the Collins English Dictionary
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