Definition of questionable
1 obsolete : inviting inquiry
2 obsolete : liable to judicial inquiry or action
4 : attended by well-grounded suspicions of being immoral, crude, false, or unsound : dubious questionable motives
questionablyplay \ˈkwes-chə-nə-blē, ˈkwesh-, in rapid speech ˈkwesh-nə-\ adverb
Examples of questionable in a Sentence
The truth of the statements was highly questionable.
The water available in the village is of questionable quality.
a man of questionable character
They acquired the money through questionable means.
The company is facing a questionable future.
Recent Examples of questionable from the Web
The rally might have been even bigger, but Dee Gordon was thrown out trying to steal early in the inning, a questionable move with his team down four runs.
While California officials double down on cutting greenhouse-gas emissions, continued support from the Trump administration and the Republican Congress is questionable, at best.
Apparently some questionable rights issues, and the usual business nonsense.
Cynics are likely to say this is just another questionable way in which the Hawks are going to circumvent the cap.
Last September, anonymous allegations of questionable data and images in 22 papers by six prominent groups at the prestigious University of Tokyo prompted the school to set up an investigating committee.
As a training site and office home to the local NFL team, the place was built through a larger deal with City Hall that was questionable at best, a boondoggle at worst.
However, while Sister cracks jokes about certain teachings or the lives of some more questionable saints, Hebert never assaults the faith.
Prosecutors have grilled Chung over various allegations, including that she, despite questionable qualifications, was given admission to a prestigious university and received academic favors from the school because of her mother’s presidential ties.
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QUESTIONABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of questionable for English Language Learners
: not likely to be true or correct : giving reason to doubt or question something
: likely to be bad : not worthy of trust
: not certain : unknown or undecided
QUESTIONABLE Defined for Kids
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