US: /ˈɹizənəbəɫ/, /ˈɹiznəbəɫ/
UK: /ɹˈiːzənəbə‍l/

English Vietnamese dictionary

reasonable /'ri:znəbl/
  • tính từ
    • có lý, hợp lý
      • a reasonable proposal: một đề nghị hợp lý
    • biết lẽ phải, biết điều; vừa phải, phải chăng
      • a reasonable man: người biết điều
      • a reasonable price: giá phải chăng
    • (từ hiếm,nghĩa hiếm) có lý trí; biết suy luận, biết suy nghĩ

Advanced English dictionary

+ adjective
1 ~ (to do sth) fair, practical and sensible: It is reasonable to assume that he knew beforehand that this would happen. + Be reasonable! We can't work late every night. + Any reasonable person would have done exactly as you did. + The prosecution has to prove beyond reasonable doubt that he is guilty of murder. + We have reasonable grounds for believing that you are responsible. + You must take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information that you provide is correct. + It seems a perfectly reasonable request to make.
2 acceptable and appropriate in a particular situation: He made us a reasonable offer for the car. + You must submit your claim within a reasonable time.
3 (of prices) not too expensive
Synonym: FAIR
We sell good quality food at reasonable prices.
4 [usually before noun] fairly good, but not very good
Synonym: AVERAGE
a reasonable standard of living + The hotel was reasonable, I suppose (= but not excellent). + There's a reasonable chance that he'll come.
reasonableness noun [U]

Thesaurus dictionary

1 sensible, rational, sane, logical, sober, sound, judicious, wise, intelligent, thinking:
I had always thought Philip a reasonable man.
2 credible, believable, plausible, tenable, reasoned, arguable, well-thought-out, well-grounded:
Her story about having found the child wandering in the street doesn't sound very reasonable to me
3 moderate, tolerable, acceptable, within reason, equitable, fair; inexpensive, unexcessive, unextravagant, economical, conservative:
Considering inflation, we thought the price increases were reasonable.
4 appropriate, suitable, proper, sensible, right:
The car was travelling at a reasonable speed, considering conditions.

Collocation dictionary


appear, be, seem, sound | consider sth, judge sth, regard sth as, think sth


eminently, extremely, very | entirely, perfectly, utterly
The police apparently thought this explanation perfectly reasonable.
| fairly, quite | enough
Her request sounded reasonable enough to me.
| apparently

Concise English dictionary

+showing reason or sound judgment
+not excessive or extreme
+marked by sound judgment