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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.
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Adv.1.questionably - in a questionable and dubious manner; "these were estates his father questionably acquired"
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(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.
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.
References in classic literature ?
Alarmed at this terrible outburst between the two principal and responsible owners of the ship, and feeling half a mind to give up all idea of sailing in a vessel so questionably owned and temporarily commanded, I stepped aside from the door to give egress to Bildad, who, I made no doubt, was all eagerness to vanish from before the awakened wrath of Peleg.
The Napoleonic wars still seem to us, though already questionably, to be the outcome of their heroes' will.
STATE LAB samples from water in tankers arriving from Greece are questionably representative at best, with Ocean Tankers accused of tampering with the water and inhibiting the work of the health services.
Since there is no such system, Tanguay can then questionably view the believer's experience as ultimately unassailable and find in Strauss "only a weak defense of philosophy, a zetetic defense," one based ultimately on a decision, not a demonstration (p.
Last Tuesday - and bizarre as it might sound - the radical cleric Abu Qatada, described, questionably, as 'Bin Laden's right hand man in Europe' was released on bail from Long Lartin prison in Worcestershire.
But they argue Microsoft, a distant third in online search, cannot afford to waste online search division resources on a questionably profitable, legally troublesome and labor intensive campaign to digitize books.
But they argue that Microsoft cannot afford to waste online search division resources on a questionably profitable, legally troublesome and labour-intensive campaign to digitise books.
How we got here isn't hard to see: We used foreign investment to finance a housing-and-credit bubble that's now popped; regulators fell asleep at the wheel as lenders overextended credit to people who couldn't afford it; many ratings agencies performed so questionably they're now under investigation by the FBI; and the Fed, under Alan Greenspan, chose to do nothing to regulate the process.
Mos Deaf and Jack Black re-create "Driving Miss Daisy," with questionably amusing results, in "Be Kind Rewind.
5 million due to defaults from sub-prime or questionably qualified home buyers to whom it has extended loans.
She holds no shame is creating gut-busting desserts dripping with full-fat cream (as she licks her lips in a way questionably seductive pre-watershed).
Some companies are not even waiting for the settlements to arrive and have begun providing pre-settlement "loans" and investment schemes that make outrageous claims of "low, low interest rates" or questionably high returns on investments.