Synonyms and Antonyms of debatable
1 open to question or dispute <it's always debatable which college football team is really number one, since there's more than one ranking system> Synonyms arguable, controvertible, disputable, doubtable, doubtful, issuable, moot, negotiable, questionable Related Words contradictable, refutable; controversial, debated, disputed; dubious, iffy, inconclusive, indecisive, problematic (also problematical), shaky, uncertain; academic (also academical), hypothetical, speculative, theoretical (also theoretic); ambiguous, equivocal Near Antonyms irrefutable; definite; unambiguous, unequivocal; absolute, clear, conclusive, decisive; uncontested, undisputed Antonyms accomplished, certain, hands-down, inarguable, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, irrefragable, positive, questionless, settled, sure, unanswerable, unarguable, unchallengeable, undebatable, undeniable, unquestionable
2 giving good reason for being doubted, questioned, or challenged <the debatable wisdom of going back for another helping from the buffet> Synonyms doubtful, disputable, dodgy [chiefly British], doubtable, dubious, dubitable, equivocal, fishy, problematic (also problematical), queer, questionable, shady, shaky, suspect, suspiciousRelated Words alleged, so-called, supposed; moot; ambiguous, open, unclear; uncertain, undecided, undetermined; far-fetched, flimsy, improbable, unlikely, weakNear Antonyms decisive, definitive; clear, obvious, open-and-shut, positiveAntonyms certain, hands-down, incontestable, indisputable, indubitable, questionless, sure, undeniable, undoubted, unproblematic, unquestionable
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