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- n. The state or characteristic of being reasonable.
- n. A reasonable action or behaviour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Quality of being reasonable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being reasonable; conformity to or compliance with the requirements of reason; agreeableness to rational ideas or principles.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being plausible or acceptable to a reasonable person
- n. moderation in expectations
- n. the property of being moderate in price or expenditures
- n. the state of having good sense and sound judgment
- n. goodness of reason and judgment
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The term reasonableness, then, represents a mode of action that expresses and realizes reason, the capacity to become aware of reality "
He told Stewart: "Your reasonableness is poisoning my fear."
When Colbert turned to Steward and said, "Your reasonableness is poisoning my fear," I thought, Now there's something we could do with a whole lot more of: reasoning rather than poisonous vitriol.
It's too bad reasonableness is gone from our political calculations.
Objective reasonableness is a fairly common legal standard.
But why in reasonableness had such a child been incorporated in such a woman's form?
After all, like beauty, reasonableness is in the eye of the beholder!
Foreseeability, like reasonableness, is in the eye of the beholder and you never really know where the court will fall on this issue.
Like AH, BO is disarming critics in the business elite by his apparent "reasonableness" -- even to the point of allowing his government to protect some of their laughably inappropriate "compensation".
Even if the Fourth Amendment applied, we believed that courts would judge military action under a standard of "reasonableness" -- as they might review a police officer who fires in self-defense -- rather than demand a warrant to use military force to stop a terror attack....