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dɪˈbeɪ tə bəlde·bat·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. debatable, problematic, problematicaladjective

    open to doubt or debate

    "If you ever get married, which seems to be extremely problematic"

  2. arguable, debatable, disputable, mootadjective

    open to argument or debate

    "that is a moot question"

  3. debatable, disputableadjective

    capable of being disproved


  1. debatableadjective

    Controversial. Not fully proved, open to debate, sometimes used humorously.

  2. debatableadjective

    Of a person, argumentative.

    That debatable individual.

  3. debatableadjective

    A fitting subject for debate.

    The lack of bonuses isn't debatable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Debatableadjective

    liable to be debated; disputable; subject to controversy or contention; open to question or dispute; as, a debatable question

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. debatable. See Debate.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of debatable in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of debatable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of debatable in a Sentence

  1. Dean Blandino:

    I think it's debatable, there was a left hand on (Pettigrew's) shoulder, but does that significantly hinder the receiver's ability to make the catch?

  2. Mutsumi Kagawa:

    The economy is softening and will soften for now. But whether the U.S. is entering a recession is still debatable, lower bond yields will support the economy while (U.S. President Donald) Trump is likely to take steps to support the economy as he seeks re-election. The economy could pick up later this year.

  3. Jeff Tjornehoj:

    Now it's debatable whether the Fed will even act in December.

  4. Justice Antonin Scalia:

    [T]he enshrinement of constitutional rights necessarily takes certain policy choices off the table.... Undoubtedly some think that the Second Amendment is outmoded in a society where our standing army is the pride of our Nation, where well-trained police forces provide personal security, and where gun violence is a serious problem. That is perhaps debatable, but what is not debatable is that it is not the role of this Court to pronounce the Second Amendment extinct.

  5. Douglas Barrie:

    That Iran has a growing capability in UAVs isn't debatable. What is an open question is the actual levels of technology it often employs.

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