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"The chairman regards his arguments as unreasonable."
Translation:De voorzitter vindt zijn argumenten onredelijk.
03 years ago
Unreasonable is the translation that Van Dale suggests for onredelijk.
Taking the words apart they are fairly similar.
- Reden = Reason
- The addition of on and un negates the reason
- And the addition lijk in Dutch has the same function as the addtion of able in English
- Hence, onredelijk means the same as unreasonable namely: lacking reason/fairness.
To move to your suggestion of onverstandig.
- Verstandig = Sensible
- Hence, onverstandig means: without sense, or to say it differently, foolish/unwise
5Reply1•3 years ago