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ˈkwɛs tʃə nə bəlques·tion·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. questionableadjective

    subject to question

    "questionable motives"; "a questionable reputation"; "a fire of questionable origin"

  2. questionable, refutable, confutable, confutativeadjective

    able to be refuted


  1. questionableadjective

    Problematic; open to doubt or challenge

    It is questionable if the universe is open or closed.

  2. questionableadjective

    Of dubious respectability or morality

    Tiffiny's behavior is highly questionable.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Questionableadjective

    Etymology: from question.

    Your accustomed clemency will take in good worth, the offer of these my simple labours, bestowed for the necessary justification of laws heretofore made questionable, because not perfectly understood. Richard Hooker, Dedication.

    That persons drowned float, the ninth day when their gall breaketh, is a questionable determination, both in the time and cause. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.

    It is questionable, whether the use of steel springs was known in those ancient times. John Wilkins, Math. Magick.

    It is questionable, whether Galen ever saw the dissection of a human body. Thomas Baker, Reflections on Learning.

    Be thy advent wicked or charitable,
    Thou com’st in such a questionable shape,
    That I will speak to thee. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Questionableadjective

    admitting of being questioned; inviting, or seeming to invite, inquiry

  2. Questionableadjective

    liable to question; subject to be doubted or called in question; problematical; doubtful; suspicious

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of questionable in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of questionable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of questionable in a Sentence

  1. Will Johnson:

    This demonstrated questionable decision-making on the part of Officer Miller that contributed to the outcome of this event, i have found several decisions made on scene to be troubling.

  2. E. B. White:

    Television hangs on the questionable theory that whatever happens anywhere should be sensed everywhere. If everyone is going to be able to see everything, in the long run all sights may lose whatever rarity value they once possessed, and it may well turn out that people, being able to see and hear practically everything, will be specially interested in almost nothing.

  3. Alanna Kennedy:

    I'm not surprised, the refereeing has been questionable the whole tournament, in terms of the rules and decisions there needs to be more clarity for everyone, it's the way it goes, you have to play to the whistle. But we definitely need more clarity about certain things.

  4. Marie Yovanovitch:

    I do not understand Mr. Giuliani's motives for attacking me, nor can I offer an opinion on whether Rudy Giuliani believed the allegations Rudy Giuliani spread about me, clearly, no one at State Department did. What I can say is that Rudy Giuliani should have known those claims were suspect, coming as they reportedly did from individuals with questionable motives and with reason to believe that their political and financial ambitions would be stymied by our anti-corruption policy in Ukraine.

  5. Evgeny Gavrilenkov:

    I think Russia should be very grateful for sanctions which were imposed a year ago, i can imagine easily that without sanctions, oil and gas companies could have started draining the North Pole and whatever in the Arctic, looking for energy which looked OK with $100, $110 oil, but if $40, $50, whatever, will be the new equilibrium, it's questionable.

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    involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm
    • A. plush
    • B. tight
    • C. squashy
    • D. dangerous

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