ar·​gu·​able | \ ˈär-gyü-ə-bəl How to pronounce arguable (audio) \

Definition of arguable

1 : not certain or clearly true : open to argument, dispute, or question an arguable point
2 : able to be plausibly or convincingly argued used to say that there are good reasons for believing that a statement is true It's arguable that catching [in baseball] today is far more difficult than it was in the 1950s, primarily because the running game is now so dominant.— Peter Gammons

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That word's pronunciation is arguable. That is an arguable point of view.
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First Known Use of arguable

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Arguable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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