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Unreasonable \Un*rea"son*a*ble\, a. Not reasonable; irrational; immoderate; exorbitant. -- Un*rea"son*a*ble*ness, n. -- Un*rea"son*a*bly, adv.


adv. 1 In an unreasonable manner. 2 Of or relating to something that is unreasonable.

  1. adv. not in a reasonable or intelligent manner; "she reacted unreasonably when she learned she had failed" [ant: sanely]

  2. to a degree that exceeds the bounds or reason or moderation; "his prices are unreasonably high" [syn: immoderately] [ant: reasonably, reasonably]

Usage examples of "unreasonably".

He must lend himself to the development of aggregatory ideas that favour the civilising process, and he must do his best to promote the disintegration of aggregations and the effacement of aggregatory ideas, that keep men narrow and unreasonably prejudiced one against another.

And suddenly and most wonderfully the door of the room upstairs opened of its own accord, and as they looked up in amazement, they saw descending the stairs the muffled figure of the stranger staring more blackly and blankly than ever with those unreasonably large blue glass eyes of his.

Court of Bourgesses are not entitled to delay your permission to leave unreasonably unless they have reason to suspect you are a criminal or owe monies in Tyre.

Even now, riding through Cheapside to vist the Strand, he was distressed, unreasonably, because among the bawling, huckstering, hurrying crowds, no heads turned as he passed.

My abscess patient, not unreasonably, wanted to know why I had squeezed his fingers, and the edema man asked again about his pills, wondering how they made him lose water.

His certainty was tempered only by the nagging fact that the lockdown had already gone on an unreasonably long time.

They were so close to dying that a reasonable person would have asked what difference any of it made, but Lowboy was unreasonably ambitious.

One hundred billion is an unreasonably high figure--probably outrageously inflated--but even so--Subtract these casualties from the preconquest population of Coruscant.

Jovians on their ship had behaved like relatively sane people, talking calmly if a bit unreasonably to the three Space Force ships confronting them, while the four of them rode together in formation around the planet, leaving the dawn terminator behind them and keeping the Ringwall below.

Now, when all these troubles have been long over and I can think over them calmly, reflecting on the annoyances I experienced at Amsterdam, where I might have been so happy, I am forced to admit that we ourselves are the authors of almost all our woes and griefs, of which we so unreasonably complain.

Commonwealth is being unreasonably selfish is almost a guarantee that those brushfires will indeed occur.

Divine, and find instead its soul in Grace and drenched throughout with a luminous God that is its own true Beingits always and only Original Face, smiling now from the radiant Abyss, unreasonably happy in the face of every sight, set helplessly afloat on the Sea of Intimacy, adrift in currents of Compassion and caressed in unrelenting Care, one with each and one with all in mutual Self-recognition, dancing in the dawn that heralds now the Self of all that truly is, and the Community of all that well might me, and the State of all that is to come.

Rings arched over Chiron like gaudy artifacts, unreasonably sharp, cutting perceptibly across the sky as Gage watched.

She was treating the bear like a pet now, calling him "Misha"and the fact that Sherwood could think of no explanation for this name worried him unreasonably.

So those who follow the Middle Path which avoids the extreme of indulging one's desires and the opposite extreme of torturing one's mind and body unreasonably, will find happiness, peace of mind and Enlightenment.