questionable


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

Full Definition of QUESTIONABLE

1
obsolete :  inviting inquiry
2
obsolete :  liable to judicial inquiry or action
3
:  affording reason for being doubted, questioned, or challenged :  not certain or exact :  problematic <milk of questionable purity> <a questionable decision>
4
:  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

  1. The truth of the statements was highly questionable.
  2. The water available in the village is of questionable quality.
  3. a man of questionable character
  4. They acquired the money through questionable means.
  5. The company is facing a questionable future.

First Known Use of QUESTIONABLE

1580

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