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NOUN (5)

1. the state of having good sense and sound judgment;
- Example: "his rationality may have been impaired"
- Example: "he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions"
[syn: rationality, reason, reasonableness]

2. goodness of reason and judgment;
- Example: "the judiciary is built on the reasonableness of judges"

3. the property of being moderate in price or expenditures;
- Example: "the store is famous for the reasonableness of its prices"
- Example: "the modestness of the living standards here becomes obvious immediately"
[syn: reasonableness, moderateness, modestness]

4. moderation in expectations;
- Example: "without greater reasonableness by both parties we will never settle this matter!"

5. the quality of being plausible or acceptable to a reasonable person;
- Example: "he questioned the tenability of my claims"
[syn: reasonableness, tenability, tenableness]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Reasonableness \Rea"son*a*ble*ness\, n. Quality of being reasonable. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

reasonableness n 1: the state of having good sense and sound judgment; "his rationality may have been impaired"; "he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions" [syn: rationality, reason, reasonableness] 2: goodness of reason and judgment; "the judiciary is built on the reasonableness of judges" 3: the property of being moderate in price or expenditures; "the store is famous for the reasonableness of its prices"; "the modestness of the living standards here becomes obvious immediately" [syn: reasonableness, moderateness, modestness] 4: moderation in expectations; "without greater reasonableness by both parties we will never settle this matter!" 5: the quality of being plausible or acceptable to a reasonable person; "he questioned the tenability of my claims" [syn: reasonableness, tenability, tenableness]