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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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Adv.1.questionably - in a questionable and dubious manner; "these were estates his father questionably acquired"
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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.
References in classic literature ?
The Napoleonic wars still seem to us, though already questionably, to be the outcome of their heroes' will.
Alarmed at this terrible outburst between the two principal and responsible owners of the ship, and feeling half a mind to give up all idea of sailing in a vessel so questionably owned and temporarily commanded, I stepped aside from the door to give egress to Bildad, who, I made no doubt, was all eagerness to vanish from before the awakened wrath of Peleg.
In this light, I hope you can see my concerns about using a muzzleloader that uses such cutting-edge technology and is questionably accurate to 400 yards.
The Foreigners' Police from Michalovce and Labour Inspectorate from Kosice found two female Ukrainians working questionably there.
The last minutes, we lost a lineout, knocked on questionably and conceded a scrum penalty.
This book looks at Somaliness as a category and mode of thought that has changed across time and place and examines how Somalis came to be thought of as questionably indigenous to Kenya, not fully native to a country where they have lived for generations, and Kenyan Somalis imagine borderlessness from a position of marginality within the nation-state.
The North episode was part of a highly-controversial finale at Stade de France, which was dominated by France questionably sending prop Rabah Slimani back on as Les Bleus posted a late converted try to win 20-18.
Well-known photographer Steve McCurry took questionably the most iconic picture of all times in December 1984 at a refugee camp situated on the edge of Peshawar.
With Entressengle back on, Sharples was questionably sin-binned but Lewis' side worked the ball well and the winger made no mistake in giving his side breathing space.
From the sublime to the ridiculous, notorious crowdpleasers The Cuban Brothers hyped up the crowd on the same night as they shimmied on stage in questionably tight Lycra.
It is the collectivists of the iron curtain countries who control the European Union, they are the foot solders of the United Nations, an organisation questionably formed to promote peace in the world.
and questionably incorporated it as contractor on the same date it submitted its proposal.