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ques·tion·a·ble

 (kwĕs′chə-nə-bəl)
adj.
1.
a. Open to doubt or challenge; problematic.
b. Not yet determined or specified.
2. Of dubious morality or respectability: a questionable reputation.

ques′tion·a·ble·ness, ques′tion·a·bil′i·ty n.
ques′tion·a·bly adv.

questionable

(ˈkwɛstʃənəbəl)
adj
1. (esp of a person's morality or honesty) admitting of some doubt; dubious
2. of disputable value or authority: a questionable text.
ˈquestionableness, ˌquestionaˈbility n
ˈquestionably adv

ques•tion•a•ble

(ˈkwɛs tʃə nə bəl)

adj.
1. of doubtful propriety, honesty, morality, etc.: questionable activities.
2. open to question; uncertain: questionable accuracy.
3. open to question as to being of the nature or value suggested: a questionable privilege.
[1580–90]
ques′tion•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.questionable - subject to question; "questionable motives"; "a questionable reputation"; "a fire of questionable origin"
contestable - capable of being contested
unquestionable - incapable of being questioned; "unquestionable authority"
2.questionable - able to be refuted
deniable - capable of being denied or contradicted

questionable

adjective dubious, suspect, doubtful, controversial, uncertain, suspicious, dodgy (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. informal), unreliable, shady (informal), debatable, unproven, fishy (informal), moot, arguable, iffy (informal), equivocal, problematical, disputable, controvertible, dubitable The film is a comedy in highly questionable taste.
certain, straightforward, indisputable, authoritative, unequivocal, incontrovertible

questionable

adjective
Translations
مَشْكوك فيهمَوْضِع شَك
nejistýpochybnýpodezřelýsporný
tvivlsom
kyseenalainen
upitan
hæpinnvafasamur
kuşku götürürkuşkulu

questionable

[ˈkwestʃənəbl] ADJ
1. (= uncertain, debatable) [assumption, significance, value] → discutible, cuestionable
it is questionable whetheres discutible si ...
2. (= morally dubious) [behaviour, method, practice] → cuestionable
in questionable tastede dudoso gusto

questionable

[ˈkwɛstʃənəbəl] adj [decision, value, quality, taste, behaviour, motives] → douteux/euse
it is questionable whether ... → il est douteux que ... + subj
It is questionable whether the expenditure on this project is justified → Il est douteux que l'on puisse justifier les sommes dépensées sur ce projet.

questionable

adj
(= suspect)fragwürdig; of questionable moralsvon zweifelhaftem moralischem Standard; in questionable tastegeschmacklos
(= open to doubt) statement, figuresfraglich; advantagezweifelhaft; of questionable valuevon fragwürdigem Wert

questionable

[ˈkwɛstʃənəbl] adjdiscutibile

question

(ˈkwestʃən) noun
1. something which is said, written etc which asks for an answer from someone. The question is, do we really need a computer?
2. a problem or matter for discussion. There is the question of how much to pay him.
3. a single problem in a test or examination. We had to answer four questions in three hours.
4. criticism; doubt; discussion. He is, without question, the best man for the job.
5. a suggestion or possibility. There is no question of our dismissing him.
verb
1. to ask (a person) questions. I'll question him about what he was doing last night.
2. to regard as doubtful. He questioned her right to use the money.
ˈquestionable adjective
1. doubtful; uncertain.
2. probably not true, honest, respectable. questionable behaviour.
ˈquestionably adverb
ˈquestionableness noun
question mark a mark (?)
used in writing to indicate a question.
ˈquestion-master noun
a person who asks the questions in eg a quiz.
ˌquestionˈnaire (-ˈneə) noun
a written list of questions to be answered by a large number of people to provide information for a survey or report.
in question
being talked about. The matter in question can be left till next week.
out of the question
not to be thought of as possible; not to be done. It is quite out of the question for you to go out tonight.

questionable

a. cuestionar, preguntar con duda; discutible, dudoso-a.
References in classic literature ?
After all her painful traffic, the whole proceeds were perhaps half a dozen coppers, and a questionable ninepence which ultimately proved to be copper likewise.
Then, moreover, as regarded his unceremonious ejectment, the late Surveyor was not altogether ill-pleased to be recognised by the Whigs as an enemy; since his inactivity in political affairs -- his tendency to roam, at will, in that broad and quiet field where all mankind may meet, rather than confine himself to those narrow paths where brethren of the same household must diverge from one another -- had sometimes made it questionable with his brother Democrats whether he was a friend.
She herself had seen nothing, not the shadow of a shadow, and nobody in the house but the governess was in the governess's plight; yet she accepted without directly impugning my sanity the truth as I gave it to her, and ended by showing me, on this ground, an awestricken tenderness, an expression of the sense of my more than questionable privilege, of which the very breath has remained with me as that of the sweetest of human charities.
Good old ques- tionable stories were told that made the tears run down and cavernous mouths stand wide and the round bellies shake with laughter; and questionable songs were bellowed out in a mighty chorus that drowned the boom of the tolling bells.
It is questionable if the world's criminal history can show a custom more odd than this.
Now, Tom, I've never had a look at your palms, as it happens; perhaps you've got some little questionable privacies that need--hel-lo
Elton to have her carriage first, were gladly endured, in the prospect of the quiet drive home which was to close the very questionable enjoyments of this day of pleasure.
That honest tradesman's manner of receiving the look, did not inspire confidence; he changed the leg on which he rested, as often as if he had fifty of those limbs, and were trying them all; he examined his finger-nails with a very questionable closeness of attention; and whenever Mr.
Wopsle had achieved his questionable triumph, was in that waterside neighbourhood (it is nowhere now), and to that theatre I resolved to go.
The questionable sound of Silas's loom, so unlike the natural cheerful trotting of the winnowing-machine, or the simpler rhythm of the flail, had a half-fearful fascination for the Raveloe boys, who would often leave off their nutting or birds'-nesting to peep in at the window of the stone cottage, counterbalancing a certain awe at the mysterious action of the loom, by a pleasant sense of scornful superiority, drawn from the mockery of its alternating noises, along with the bent, tread-mill attitude of the weaver.
But as the seasons went by it remained questionable whether Agatha was the more to be congratulated on having begun life after leaving school or Henrietta on having finished it.
The Indian right of possession itself stands, with regard to the greater part of the country, upon a questionable foundation.