arguable


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.

ar·gu·a·ble

 (är′gyo͞o-ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Open to argument: an arguable question, still unresolved.
2. Capable of being argued plausibly; defensible in argument: three arguable points of law.

ar′gu·a·bly adv.

arguable

(ˈɑːɡjʊəbəl)
adj
1. capable of being disputed; doubtful
2. capable of being supported by argument; plausible

ar•gu•a•ble

(ˈɑr gyu ə bəl)

adj.
1. susceptible to debate, challenge, or doubt; questionable: It's arguable whether this is the best plan.
2. susceptible to being supported by convincing or persuasive argument; conceivable; possible: It is arguable that Einstein was the greatest scientist of his time.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.arguable - capable of being supported by argument
plausible - apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful; "a plausible excuse"
2.arguable - open to argument or debatearguable - open to argument or debate; "that is a moot question"
controversial - marked by or capable of arousing controversy; "the issue of the death penalty is highly controversial"; "Rushdie's controversial book"; "a controversial decision on affirmative action"

arguable

adjective
1. tenable, reasonable, rational, viable, plausible, believable, justifiable, defensible, defendable, maintainable It was arguable that this was not as grave as it might seem.
2. questionable, controversial, uncertain, suspicious, doubtful, suspect, dubious, dodgy (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. informal), unreliable, debatable, paradoxical, unproven, fishy (informal), moot, iffy (informal), equivocal, problematical, disputable, controvertible, dubitable It is arguable whether he ever had much control.

arguable

adjective
Translations
قابِل لِلجِدَل والنِّقاش
obhajitelný
diskutabel
kiistanalainenperusteltavissa
umdeilanlegur
tartışılabilir

arguable

[ˈɑːgjʊəbl] ADJdiscutible
it is arguable whetherno está probado que ...
it is arguable thatse puede decir que ...

arguable

[ˈɑːrgjuəbəl] adjdiscutable, contestable
it is arguable whether ... → on peut se demander si ...
it is arguable that ... → on peut soutenir que ...

arguable

adj
(= capable of being maintained)vertretbar; it is arguable that …es lässt sich der Standpunkt vertreten, dass …, man kann behaupten, dass …
(= open to discussion) it is arguable whether …es ist (noch) die Frage, ob …

arguable

[ˈɑːgjʊəbl] adj (rather doubtful) → discutibile; (capable of being argued for) it is arguable that ... → si può sostenere che...
it is arguable whether ... → è una cosa discutibile se... +sub

argue

(ˈaːgjuː) verb
1. (with with someone, about something) to quarrel with (a person) or discuss (something) with a person in a not very friendly way. I'm not going to argue; Will you children stop arguing with each other about whose toy that is!
2. (with for, ~against) to suggest reasons for or for not doing something. I argued for/against accepting the plan.
3. (with into, ~out of) to persuade (a person) (not) to do something. I'll try to argue him into going; He argued her out of buying the dress.
4. to discuss, giving one's reasoning. She argued the point very cleverly.
ˈarguable adjective
able to be put forward in argument. It is arguable that he would have been better to go.
ˈargument noun
1. a quarrel or unfriendly discussion. They are having an argument about/over whose turn it is.
2. a set of reasons; a piece of reasoning. The argument for/against going; a philosophical argument.
ˌarguˈmentative (-ˈmentətiv) adjective
fond of arguing.
References in classic literature ?
Valentin is an honest man, if being mad for an arguable cause is honesty.
Granting permission to appeal, Mr Justice Teare said: "It appears to this court that there is an arguable point as to whether or not the judge ought to have admitted the evidence of the charge of fraud.
He added: "I am persuaded by Richard Lissack QC, who appears for the (club), that a number of points he takes in relation to other grounds of challenge make it at least arguable that their challenge to the warrants will succeed.
We entirely agree that there is no arguable ground of appeal against sentence.
We are not persuaded that there is an arguable case to show that the convictions are unsafe or that there are good grounds for granting the lengthy extension of time that he seeks.
The source added that even though it's arguable that Williams was the main aggressor on the set, Holmes is over all that now and she's much more confident and stronger as a person and will let bygones be bygones.
Chris says: "It's arguable that without smokey dives like the Club A GoGo and the New Orleans, there would be no Sting or Animals or Roxy Music
But his appeal bid was rejected by three of the country's top judges, who said there were no arguable grounds for challenging the verdict.
Given the church/ state divide in Western culture, there may be some reluctance within the school system to purchase the overtly religious, but it is arguable that to be educated is to be knowledgeable of all the epistemologies, stories, beliefs and values that ground history, literature and even contemporary culture.
2 Test bowler, who was released from jail in May last year after serving half of a 12-month sentence, did not have an arguable case for attacking his conviction.
b) A subordinate lawyer does not violate the Rules of Professional Conduct if that lawyer acts in accordance with a supervisory lawyer's reasonable resolution of an arguable question of professional duty
The Supreme Court, the highest in the land, has now refused permission to appeal and said the bid "does not raise an arguable point of law of general public importance".