reasonable

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. sound, sensible; fair, moderate; rational, logical.
See cheapness, moderation, sanity.Ant., unreasonable, irrational.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Amenable to reason]
Syn. rational, sensible, sane, level-headed, intelligent, common-sense, common-sensical, tolerant, endowed with reason, conscious, cerebral, capable of reason, thoughtful, reflective, percipient, reasoning, ratiocinative, cognitive, perceiving, consistent, broad-minded, liberal, generous, unprejudiced, unbiased, persuasible, malleable, flexible, agreeable; see also rational 1 .
Ant. unreasonable, foolish, prejudiced.
2. [Showing reason or sound judgment]
Syn. fair, right, just, judicious, prudent, sound, wise, equitable, rational, moderate, temperate, within reason, impartial, sensible, humane, politic, sapient, discreet, analytical, objective, circumspect, making sense, standing to reason, common-sense; see also judicious , moderate 2 .
Ant. excessive, immoderate*, extreme.
3. [Likely to appeal to the reason]
Syn. feasible, sound, plausible, logical; see understandable .
4. [Moderate in price]
Syn. inexpensive, reduced, fair, worth the money; see cheap 1 .
See Synonym Study at rational .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. sensible rational, sane, logical, intelligent, sound, thoughtful, levelheaded, judicious, commonsensical, well-advised.
2. moderate fair, within reason, conservative, judicious, equitable, evenhanded, right, unextreme, temperate.
ANT.: 1. unreasonable, irrational, nonsensical. 2. extreme, immoderate
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Consistent with reason and intellect: consequent, intelligent, logical, rational. See REASON. 2. Possessing, proceeding from, or exhibiting good judgment and prudence: balanced, commonsensible, commonsensical, judicious, levelheaded, prudent, rational, sagacious, sage, sane, sapient, sensible, sound2, well-founded, well-grounded, wise1. See REASON, SANE. 3. Kept within sensible limits: conservative, discreet, moderate, restrained, temperate. See PLAIN, RESTRAINT. 4. Not excessive or extreme in amount, degree, or force: moderate, modest, temperate. See BIG, EDGE. 5. Suited to or within the means of ordinary people: moderate, modest, popular. See MONEY.

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