arguably

adverb
ar·​gu·​ably | \ ˈär-gyü-(ə-)blē How to pronounce arguably (audio) \

Definition of arguably

: as may be argued or shown by argument an arguably effective strategy used to say that a statement is very possibly true even if it is not certainly true He was arguably the greatest writer of his era.

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Since the release of her debut EP dont smile at me — and arguably even before that — there’s no denying that Billie is here to disrupt the music industry (while racking up millions of listens), and this is just another step in the right direction. Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, "Billie Eilish Doesn't Want to Be Compared to Ariana Grande and Lana Del Rey," 11 Apr. 2019 But getting entry in the first place is arguably even tougher. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "6 Things You Should Know Before Watching the 2019 Boston Marathon," 11 Apr. 2019 The collection serves as a time capsule, before every moment was shared over social media, when things were a little messier, a little more unguarded, and—arguably—more fun. Chris Black, Vogue, "Never-Before-Seen Polaroids of Amy Winehouse, Paris Hilton, and Boots Riley Recall Coachella When It Was Actually Cool," 10 Apr. 2019 The 21-year-old YouTube vlogger has over 2 million subscribers for whom she's been creating beauty content since 2011, so a collaboration like this is arguably long overdue. Marci Robin, Allure, "Tarte Collaborated With YouTuber Adelaine Morin on a Vibrant New Eye and Cheek Palette," 7 Apr. 2019 The late Ayrton Senna won three F1 titles and the Brazilian is considered arguably the greatest F1 driver, along with Schumacher. Jerome Pugmire, The Seattle Times, "Mick Schumacher finishes 8th on F2 debut in Bahrain," 30 Mar. 2019 The cult storyline is arguably my favorite thing on TV right now. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "I Love You, Riverdale, But What the Hell Is Going On?," 27 Mar. 2019 Thybulle, who set Pac-12 season and career steals records with 126 and 331, respectively, is arguably the greatest defensive player in conference history. Percy Allen, The Seattle Times, "Analysis: After breakout season, what’s next for UW hoops? Here are 3 storylines to watch," 26 Mar. 2019 The idea that sugar is bad and addictive is arguably the queen of all diet myths these days. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Is Sugar Bad for You? Here's What You Need to Know," 26 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of arguably

1871, in the meaning defined above

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