debatable

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adjective de·bat·able \di-ˈbā-tə-bəl, dē-\

Definition of debatable

  1. 1 :  claimed by more than one country <debatable border territory>

  2. 2 a :  open to dispute :  questionable <the debatable wisdom of his advice> b :  open to debate

  3. 3 :  capable of being debated

debatably

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Examples of debatable in a sentence

  1. <it's always debatable which college football team is really number one, since there's more than one ranking system>

  2. <the debatable wisdom of going back for another helping from the buffet>

1536

First Known Use of debatable

1536


DEBATABLE Defined for English Language Learners

debatable

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adjective de·bat·able \di-ˈbā-tə-bəl, dē-\

Definition of debatable for English Language Learners

  • —used to say that something may or may not be true or real


DEBATABLE Defined for Kids

debatable

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adjective de·bat·able \di-ˈbā-tə-bəl\

Definition of debatable for Students

  1. :  possible to question or argue about <The wisdom of his advice is debatable.>



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