unreasonable
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ʌnˈɹiːz(ə)nəbl̩/
Adjective

unreasonable

  1. Without the ability to reason; unreasoning.
    • c. 1594, William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act III, Scene 3,
      Hold thy desperate hand:
      Art thou a man? thy form cries out thou art:
      Thy tears are womanish; thy wild acts denote
      The unreasonable fury of a beast:
      Unseemly woman in a seeming man!
  2. Not reasonable; going beyond what could be expected or asked for.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Acts 25:27,
      For it seemeth to me unreasonable to send a prisoner, and not withal to signify the crimes laid against him.
    • 1792, Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Chapter 11,
      The will of those who never allow their will to be disputed, unless they happen to be in a good humour, when they relax proportionally, is almost always unreasonable.
    Antonyms: reasonable
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