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dis·pute

 (dĭ-spyo͞ot′)
v. dis·put·ed, dis·put·ing, dis·putes
v.tr.
1.
a. To express disagreement over: disputed the plaintiff's claims.
b. To express disagreement with (someone): made his point so forcefully that nobody dared dispute him.
2. To question the truth or validity of; doubt: Her friends disputed her intentions.
3.
a. To strive to gain or win; struggle over: The two countries disputed the region for decades.
b. To strive against; resist: disputed the advance of the marauders.
v.intr.
To engage in discussion or debate: The candidates disputed over foreign policy. See Synonyms at discuss.
n.
1. A verbal controversy; a debate: the dispute over the existence of the Loch Ness monster.
2. A disagreement or quarrel: a bitter dispute over property rights.

[Middle English disputen, from Old French desputer, from Latin disputāre, to examine : dis-, apart; see dis- + putāre, to reckon; see pau- in Indo-European roots.]

dis·put′a·bil′i·ty n.
dis·put′a·ble (dĭ-spyo͞o′tə-bəl, dĭs′pyə-) adj.
dis·put′a·bly adv.
dis·put′er n.
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disputable

(dɪˈspjuːtəbəl; ˈdɪspjʊtə-)
adj
capable of being argued; debatable
disˌputaˈbility, disˈputableness n
disˈputably adv
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dis•put•a•ble

(dɪˈspyu tə bəl, ˈdɪs pyʊ-)

adj.
capable of being disputed; debatable; questionable.
[1540–50; < Latin]
dis•put`a•bil′i•ty, dis•put′a•ble•ness, n.
dis•put′a•bly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.disputable - capable of being disproved
contestable - capable of being contested
2.disputable - open to argument or debatedisputable - 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"
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disputable

adjective
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Translations
قابِل للمُناقَشَه
sporný
diskutabel
vafasamur, umdeilanlegur
münakaşa götürürtartışmaya açık

disputable

[dɪsˈpjuːtəbl] ADJdiscutible
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disputable

adjsehr zweifelhaft, disputabel
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disputable

[dɪsˈpjuːtəbl] adjdiscutibile, contestabile
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dispute

(diˈspjuːt) verb
1. to argue against or deny. I'm not disputing what you say.
2. to argue (about). They disputed the ownership of the land for years.
noun
(an) argument or quarrel. a dispute over wages.
diˈsputable adjective
able to be argued about. Whether this change was an improvement is disputable.
ˌdispuˈtation noun
a formal argument.
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References in classic literature ?
I remember it was with extreme difficulty that I could bring my master to understand the meaning of the word opinion, or how a point could be disputable; because reason taught us to affirm or deny only where we are certain; and beyond our knowledge we cannot do either.
He certainly looked at her friend a great deal, but the expression of that look was disputable. It was an earnest, steadfast gaze, but she often doubted whether there were much admiration in it, and sometimes it seemed nothing but absence of mind.
If not the greatest actor of his day, Kynaston was the greatest of the 'boy-actresses.' So exalted was his reputation 'that,' says Downes, 'it has since been disputable among the judicious, whether any woman that succeeded him so sensibly touched the audience as he.'"
The painters we throve by had died long enough ago for pedigrees to get confused, and identities disputable; and if I had been desirous of really purchasing a genuine Old Master for myself--speaking as a practical man--I don't know where I should have gone to ask for one, or whose judgment I could have safely relied on to guard me from being cheated, before I bought it.
A death by bronchitis, certified by two physicians, was surely the least disputable of all deaths.
David, they talk a great deal of charity and generosity; but in this disputable state of life, I often think the happiest consequences seem to flow when a gentleman consults his lawyer, and takes all the law allows him.
Disputable, however, as might be the taste of such a termination, it was in itself a charming walk, and the view which closed it extremely pretty.The considerable slope, at nearly the foot of which the Abbey stood, gradually acquired a steeper form beyond its grounds; and at half a mile distant was a bank of considerable abruptness and grandeur, well clothed with wood; and at the bottom of this bank, favourably placed and sheltered, rose the Abbey Mill Farm, with meadows in front, and the river making a close and handsome curve around it.
He had forgotten the meeting at Mary Datchet's rooms, he had forgotten Rodney, and metaphors and Elizabethan drama, and could have sworn that he had forgotten Katharine Hilbery, too, although that was more disputable. His mind was scaling the highest pinnacles of its alps, where there was only starlight and the untrodden snow.
Platais added, however, that the Fiscal Discipline Council has identified one disputable technical issue but declined to elaborate.
Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan suggested to entitle the Eurasian Economic Commission the right to solve disputable questions with the aim to make the Union's functioning free of barriers and restrictions.
That is not disputable, but it is disputable that political option that nominates the candidate is disputing the NATO path and prevents activation of MAP," emphasized DA3/4aferovic.
As a signatory of the agreement, Greece will have nothing against it because the demands of the Albanians in Macedonia for constitutional equality have never been disputable to the official Greek policy," Jonuzi says.