debatable


de·bat·able

adjective \di-ˈbā-tə-bəl, dē-\

—used to say that something may or may not be true or real

Full Definition of DEBATABLE

1
:  claimed by more than one country <debatable border territory>
2
a :  open to dispute :  questionable <the debatable wisdom of his advice>
b :  open to debate
3
:  capable of being debated
de·bat·ably \-blē\ adverb

Examples of DEBATABLE

  1. <it's always debatable which college football team is really number one, since there's more than one ranking system>
  2. <the debatable wisdom of going back for another helping from the buffet>

First Known Use of DEBATABLE

1536

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