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ques·tion·a·ble

 (kwĕs′chə-nə-bəl)
adj.
1.
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.

questionable

(ˈkwɛstʃənəbəl)
adj
1. (esp of a person's morality or honesty) admitting of some doubt; dubious
2. of disputable value or authority: a questionable text.
ˈquestionableness, ˌquestionaˈbility n
ˈquestionably adv

ques•tion•a•ble

(ˈkwɛs tʃə nə bəl)

adj.
1. of doubtful propriety, honesty, morality, etc.: questionable activities.
2. open to question; uncertain: questionable accuracy.
3. open to question as to being of the nature or value suggested: a questionable privilege.
[1580–90]
ques′tion•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.questionable - subject to question; "questionable motives"; "a questionable reputation"; "a fire of questionable origin"
contestable - capable of being contested
unquestionable - incapable of being questioned; "unquestionable authority"
2.questionable - able to be refuted
deniable - capable of being denied or contradicted

questionable

adjective dubious, suspect, doubtful, controversial, uncertain, suspicious, dodgy (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. informal), unreliable, shady (informal), debatable, unproven, fishy (informal), moot, arguable, iffy (informal), equivocal, problematical, disputable, controvertible, dubitable The film is a comedy in highly questionable taste.
certain, straightforward, indisputable, authoritative, unequivocal, incontrovertible

questionable

adjective
Translations
مَشْكوك فيهمَوْضِع شَك
nejistýpochybnýpodezřelýsporný
tvivlsom
kyseenalainen
upitan
hæpinnvafasamur
kuşku götürürkuşkulu

questionable

[ˈkwestʃənəbl] ADJ
1. (= uncertain, debatable) [assumption, significance, value] → discutible, cuestionable
it is questionable whetheres discutible si ...
2. (= morally dubious) [behaviour, method, practice] → cuestionable
in questionable tastede dudoso gusto

questionable

[ˈkwɛstʃənəbəl] adj [decision, value, quality, taste, behaviour, motives] → douteux/euse
it is questionable whether ... → il est douteux que ... + subj
It is questionable whether the expenditure on this project is justified → Il est douteux que l'on puisse justifier les sommes dépensées sur ce projet.

questionable

adj
(= suspect)fragwürdig; of questionable moralsvon zweifelhaftem moralischem Standard; in questionable tastegeschmacklos
(= open to doubt) statement, figuresfraglich; advantagezweifelhaft; of questionable valuevon fragwürdigem Wert

questionable

[ˈkwɛstʃənəbl] adjdiscutibile

question

(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.
verb
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.

questionable

a. cuestionar, preguntar con duda; discutible, dudoso-a.
References in classic literature ?
SHEA had just beaten me at chess, as usual, and, also as usual, I had gleaned what questionable satisfaction I might by twitting him with this indication of failing mentality by calling his attention to the nth time to that theory, propounded by certain scientists, which is based upon the assertion that phenomenal chess players are always found to be from the ranks of children under twelve, adults over seventy-two or the mentally defective--a theory that is lightly ignored upon those rare occasions that I win.
I have nearly satisfied myself, however, that, during most of this questionable period, it was literally the chair of state.
At his first arrival he made no scruple of acquainting her with the unfortunate accident; which he made appear very unfortunate indeed, for he totally extracted every particle of what could be called fault, at least in a court of honour, though he left some circumstances which might be questionable in a court of law.
To some minds it will not appear a trivial objection, that it could tend to increase the complexity of the political machine, and to add a new spring to the government, the utility of which would at best be questionable.
Having no choice, being themselves utterly at fault, they set out under this questionable escort.
Still clad as he was in the mantle and wimple of an old woman, Til did not, at first, recognize him, and when he spoke she burst into a nervous, cackling laugh, as one caught in the perpetration of some questionable act, nor did her manner escape the shrewd notice of the wily master of fence.
We had, indeed, reached a questionable and forbidding neighborhood.
The ox--we may venture to assert it on the authority of a great classic--is not given to use his teeth as an instrument of attack, and Tom was an excellent bovine lad, who ran at questionable objects in a truly ingenious bovine manner; but he had blundered on Philip's tenderest point, and had caused him as much acute pain as if he had studied the means with the nicest precision and the most envenomed spite.
One was the artist Holgrave, who, in spite of his consociation with reformers, and his other queer and questionable traits, continued to hold an elevated place in Hepzibah's regard.
It is questionable if the world's criminal history can show a custom more odd than this.
Send other women up and down to seek her, lingering somewhere; and yet, although the messengers have done dread deeds, it is questionable whether of their own wills they will go far enough to find her!
Wopsle had achieved his questionable triumph, was in that waterside neighbourhood (it is nowhere now), and to that theatre I resolved to go.