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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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(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.
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There is no other righteousness save that of the man who sets himself under judgment, of the man who is terrified and hopes" says Barth early in his commentary (Romans 41); and later, "the questionableness of our situation becomes a source of strength" (Romans 156), and "Christ in us is .
Even apart from the questionableness of supposing an equivalence here, this strategy is little help since it simply repositions and retains negation; see Wood, "The Paradox of Negative Judgment," 418; Raphael Demos, "A Discussion of a Certain Type of Negative Proposition," Mind 26, no.
149, footnote 9) why he excludes the Dard languages from his further investigations: fragmentary knowledge about past forms in -l- in Dardic; inadequacy of the descriptive material; questionableness of Dardic being a genuine subgroup of Indo-Aryan.