Definition of Reasonableness

1. Noun. The state of having good sense and sound judgment. "He had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions"

Exact synonyms: Rationality, Reason
Generic synonyms: Saneness, Sanity
Derivative terms: Rational, Reason, Reason, Reasonable

2. Noun. Goodness of reason and judgment. "The judiciary is built on the reasonableness of judges"
Specialized synonyms: Sensibleness
Generic synonyms: Soundness, Wisdom, Wiseness
Attributes: Reasonable, Sensible, Unreasonable
Derivative terms: Reasonable

3. Noun. The property of being moderate in price or expenditures. "The modestness of the living standards here becomes obvious immediately"
Exact synonyms: Moderateness, Modestness
Generic synonyms: Inexpensiveness
Derivative terms: Moderate, Modest, Reasonable

4. Noun. Moderation in expectations. "Without greater reasonableness by both parties we will never settle this matter!"
Generic synonyms: Moderateness, Moderation
Derivative terms: Reasonable

5. Noun. The quality of being plausible or acceptable to a reasonable person. "He questioned the tenability of my claims"
Exact synonyms: Tenability, Tenableness
Generic synonyms: Plausibility, Plausibleness
Derivative terms: Reasonable, Tenable, Tenable

Definition of Reasonableness

1. n. Quality of being reasonable.

Definition of Reasonableness

1. Noun. The state or characteristic of being reasonable. ¹

2. Noun. A reasonable action or behaviour. ¹

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Definition of Reasonableness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Reasonableness

reason out
reasonable care
reasonable doubt
reasonable person
reasoning backward
reasoning by elimination

Literary usage of Reasonableness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1913)
"Estimates of the value of the right of way, yards, and terminals of a railway company cannot properly be based, when testing the reasonableness of state ..."

2. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"Reasonableness of usage. One quality which it is universally stated that usage must, possess in order to be effectual is reasonableness. ..."

3. Digest of Decisions of the Courts and Interstate Commerce Commission Under by Edward Beauchamp Peirce (1908)
"Differential between carload and less than carload lots, reasonableness ... Jurisdiction of courts to determine reasonableness of rates, see "Courts," 9-13. ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Carriers: As Administered in the Courts of the by Robert Hutchinson, Jacob Scott Matthews, William Frederick Dickinson (1906)
"Reasonableness of state rates should be determined by a study of the rates ... The real question in every case is as to the reasonableness of the rates ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Railroads: Containing a Consideration of the by Byron Kosciusko Elliott, William Frederick Elliott (1921)
"Regulation of charges—Test of reasonableness. -—The courts have, as is evident from their opinions, been perplexed by the question as to the tests which ..."

6. The Police Power, Public Policy and Constitutional Rights by Ernst Freund (1904)
"579 Reasonableness OF KATE. A possible solution of the difficulty may be found in the application of the principle of equality. Conceding that it is within ..."

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