arguably

adverb ar·gu·ably \ ˈär-gyü-(ə-)blē \
|Updated on: 10 Jul 2018

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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1871

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