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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.
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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.
Instead, they launched another fundraising appeal, to fully fund their expansion plans but, crucially and questionably, were still talking about the fire, still talking about rebuilding the Mackintosh building.
"At that time, we were perplexed to discover the questionably low revenue in real property tax and business tax," he added.
Zamora said the COA findings were no surprise, adding that he was 'perplexed to discover the questionably low revenue in real property tax and business tax' after he and his team reviewed the previous administration's documents.
The timing of the program's airing could potentially be viewed "as questionably motivated" given the start of SeaWorld key June-September seasonal period, he contends.
She was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actress in a comedy or musical for her performance - alongside a Brando questionably cast as a Japanese interpreter.
The principle of forum non conveniens (inconvenient forum) has become a self-serving instrument through which corporations, even those potentially liable for egregious human rights violations, have strategically but questionably ousted the jurisdiction of US courts to those of other less punitive countries.
When you've had everything from flaming chickens (grill and oven) and fat splatters to unpleasantly overcooked and questionably undercooked food, it can kind of mess with your head.
Falsely presenting themselves as Awoists, and relying on Tinubu's questionably acquired wealth from the resources of Lagos State and her peoples, they have stolen the mandates of our peoples in the South West and destroyed all the precious legacies of Awolowo and the Yoruba people.
People do not want to pay large sums of money, much to third world countries (that are questionably run), in order to maybe protect the environment.