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de·bat·a·ble

 (dĭ-bā′tə-bəl)
adj.
1. Being such that formal argument or discussion is possible.
2. Open to dispute; questionable.
3. In dispute, as land or territory claimed by more than one country.

de·bat′a·bly adv.

debatable

(dɪˈbeɪtəbəl) or

debateable

adj
1. open to question; disputable
2. (Law) law in dispute, as land or territory to which two parties lay claim

de•bat•a•ble

(dɪˈbeɪ tə bəl)

adj.
1. open to question; doubtful.
2. capable of being debated.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.debatable - open to doubt or debate; "If you ever get married, which seems to be extremely problematic"
questionable - subject to question; "questionable motives"; "a questionable reputation"; "a fire of questionable origin"
2.debatable - open to argument or debatedebatable - 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"
3.debatable - capable of being disproved
contestable - capable of being contested

debatable

adjective doubtful, uncertain, dubious, controversial, unsettled, questionable, undecided, borderline, in dispute, moot, arguable, iffy (informal), open to question, disputable It is debatable whether or not they were ever properly compensated.

debatable

adjective
Translations
مُخْتَلَف فيه، قابِل للنِّقاش
diskutabilnísporný
diskutabel
epävarmakyseenalainen
umdeilanlegur
tartışılabilir

debatable

[dɪˈbeɪtəbl] ADJdiscutible

debatable

[dɪˈbeɪtəbəl] adj
(= open to debate) [opinion] → discutable; [decision] → contestable
it is debatable whether ... → il est douteux que ...
(= controversial)
This is a very debatable issue → C'est un sujet à controverse.

debatable

adjfraglich; frontierumstritten; it’s a debatable point whether …es ist fraglich, ob …

debatable

[dɪˈbeɪtəbl] adjdiscutibile
it is debatable whether ... → è in dubbio se...

debate

(diˈbeit) noun
a discussion or argument, especially a formal one in front of an audience. a Parliamentary debate.
verb
1. to hold a formal discussion (about). Parliament will debate the question tomorrow.
2. to think about or talk about something before coming to a decision. We debated whether to go by bus or train.
deˈbatable adjective
doubtful; able to be argued about. a debatable point.
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Moreover she, and Clare also, stood as yet on the debatable land between predilection and love; where no profundities have been reached; no reflections have set in, awkwardly inquiring, "Whither does this new current tend to carry me?
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