1. 1〔道理にかなう様子〕
    • あなたがそう言うのももっともだ
    • You may well say so./You are quite right in saying so.
    • 妻としてはもっともな行動だ
    • It is quite natural [reasonable] for a wife to act that way.
    • 君が不平を言うのももっともだ
    • Your complaint is understandable [justified].
    • 彼女が彼を避けるのにはもっともな理由がある
    • She shuns him with (good) reason./She has a good reason for avoiding him.
  1. 2〔ただし,そうは言うものの〕
    • 彼は力が強い.もっとも体も大きいがね
    • He is strong, but then he is big, too.
    • 女性にはこの仕事はできない.もっとも例外はあるが
    • Women cannot do this job, though (of course) there are some exceptions.
    • 彼女は英語が上手だ.もっともアメリカ育ちだからね
    • She speaks good English ― though in fact it's only natural since she grew up in the United States.