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That is absurd which is contrary to the first principles of reasoning; as, that a part should be greater than the whole is absurd. A paradoxical statement appears at first thought contradictory or absurd, while it may be really true. Anything is irrational when clearly contrary to sound reason, foolish when contrary to practical good sense, silly when petty and contemptible in its folly, erroneous when containing error that vitiates the result, unreasonable when there seems a perverse bias or an intent to go wrong. Monstrous and preposterous refer to what is overwhelmingly absurd; as, "O monstrous! eleven buckram men grown out of two,"
Shakespeare1 King Henry IV, act ii, sc. 4. The ridiculous or the nonsensical is worthy only to be laughed at. The lunatic's claim to be a king is ridiculous; the Mother Goose rimes are nonsensical. Compare INCONGRUOUS.
absurd, anomalous, chimerical, erroneous, false, foolish, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-judged, inconclusive, incorrect, infatuated, irrational, ludicrous, mistaken, monstrous, nonsensical, paradoxical, preposterous, ridiculous, senseless, stupid, wild
certain, consistent, demonstrable, demonstrated, established, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, infallible, logical, rational, reasonable, sagacious, sensible, sound, substantial, true, undeniable, unquestionable, wise
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not reasonable; not showing good judgment
excessive, inordinate, undue, unreasonableadjective
beyond normal limits
"excessive charges"; "a book of inordinate length"; "his dress stops just short of undue elegance"; "unreasonable demands"
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List of paraphrases for "unreasonable":
irrational, unjustified, absurd, excessive, unreasonably, unwise, unconscionable, reasonable, unjustifiable, unreasonableness, undue, illogical, unwarranted, unfair, disproportionate, nonsensical, exorbitant, unfounded, inappropriate, foolish, inequitable, senseless
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I don't think it is unreasonable to require 72 hours for someone to weigh their options and the important decision they are about to make.
LabMD’s security practices were unreasonable, lacking even basic precautions to protect the sensitive consumer information maintained on its computer system.
Even in places like Minneapolis, where chokeholds are technically banned, Black people are targeted by the police for low-level offenses and are subjected to unreasonable, unnecessary violence, make no mistake : George Floyd should be alive today. The officers responsible must be held accountable.
The length of the delays, their widespread nature and the range of Tesco's unreasonable practices and behaviours towards suppliers concerned me, i was also troubled to see Tesco at times prioritising its own finances over treating suppliers fairly.
This is, we think, a nearly $2 trillion bill. This is not unreasonable.
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