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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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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.
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debatable

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

debatable

[dɪˈbeɪtəbl] ADJdiscutible
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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.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

debatable

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

[dɪˈbeɪtəbl] adjdiscutibile
it is debatable whether ... → è in dubbio se...
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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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References in classic literature ?
He felt the difference of our notions, and, by mutual consent, we kept off ground debateable.
Although it is debateable whether London really needs the 1.5 million sq ft of office space the tower will provide, or, indeed, a piece of architecture more suited to the soar-away scale of Kuala Lumpur or Hong Kong, it might just work.