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English noun: reasonableness

1. reasonableness (state) the state of having good sense and sound judgment

SamplesHis rationality may have been impaired.
He had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions.

Synonymsrationality, reason

Broader (hypernym)saneness, sanity

2. reasonableness (attribute) goodness of reason and judgment

SamplesThe judiciary is built on the reasonableness of judges.

Broader (hypernym)soundness, wisdom, wiseness

Narrower (hyponym)sensibleness

Attributereasonable, sensible, unreasonable

3. reasonableness (attribute) the property of being moderate in price or expenditures

SamplesThe store is famous for the reasonableness of its prices.
The modestness of the living standards here becomes obvious immediately.

Synonymsmoderateness, modestness

Broader (hypernym)inexpensiveness

4. reasonableness (attribute) moderation in expectations

SamplesWithout greater reasonableness by both parties we will never settle this matter!.

Broader (hypernym)moderateness, moderation

5. reasonableness (attribute) the quality of being plausible or acceptable to a reasonable person

SamplesHe questioned the tenability of my claims.

Synonymstenability, tenableness

Broader (hypernym)plausibility, plausibleness

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