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adjective unreasonable pronunciation in British English /ʌnˈriːz(ə)nəb(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    not fair

    Aren’t you making unreasonable demands on her time?

    it is unreasonable to do something:

    It’s extremely unreasonable to expect them to pay so much.

    not unreasonable:

    What we are asking is not unreasonable.

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    1. a.
      used about bad behaviour that you are annoyed about

      The evening was spoilt by the unreasonable conduct of some members of the audience.

  2. 2
    not sensible

    The price is completely unreasonable (=too high).

    it is unreasonable to do something:

    It’s unreasonable to attempt a project like that without computers.

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