ques·tion·able adjective \ˈkwes-chə-nə-bəl, ˈkwesh-, in rapid speech ˈkwesh-nə-\
: not likely to be true or correct : giving reason to doubt or question something
: likely to be bad : not worthy of trust
: not certain : unknown or undecided
obsolete : inviting inquiry
obsolete : liable to judicial inquiry or action
: affording reason for being doubted, questioned, or challenged : not certain or exact : problematic <milk of questionable purity> <a questionable decision>
: attended by well-grounded suspicions of being immoral, crude, false, or unsound : dubious <questionable motives>
— ques·tion·able·ness noun
— ques·tion·ably \-blē\ adverb
Examples of QUESTIONABLE
- The truth of the statements was highly questionable.
- The water available in the village is of questionable quality.
- a man of questionable character
- They acquired the money through questionable means.
- The company is facing a questionable future.
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Related to QUESTIONABLE
- debatable, disputable, dodgy [chiefly British], doubtable, dubious, dubitable, equivocal, fishy, problematic (also problematical), queer, doubtful, shady, shaky, suspect, suspicious
- certain, hands-down, incontestable, indisputable, indubitable, questionless, sure, undeniable, undoubted, unproblematic, unquestionable
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