One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1In a way that is not guided by or based on good sense.as submodifier ‘unreasonably pessimistic assumptions’sentence adverb ‘rather unreasonably, perhaps, Elliott is worried’
- ‘She seems banal and unreasonably submissive to her boorish husband.’
- ‘In response, I felt unreasonably protective of my own relationship.’
- ‘They expected, not unreasonably, to be treated to a glorious feast of rampant action, and instead were left feeling bored and cheated.’
- ‘The Danes are not an unreasonably nostalgic people.’
- ‘I was unreasonably afraid I'd be killed by a cougar when I was a little kid.’
- 1.1 In a way that is unfair or unacceptable.‘the landlord had acted unreasonably and in breach of his obligations’as submodifier ‘unreasonably high prices’
- ‘Ticket prices are unreasonably inflated by telephone and agency booking fees.’
- ‘The tours of duty for high-risk bomb disposal operators are unreasonably long and arduous.’
- ‘He has argued that unreasonably low catch limits have hurt the fishermen.’
- ‘These shares are not unreasonably priced for high-tech company.’
- ‘The jury held that these cigarettes were unreasonably dangerous and defectively designed, and that the company had acted with reckless disregard for consumers.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.