[ahr-gyoo-uh-buh l]


susceptible to debate, challenge, or doubt; questionable: Whether this is the best plan of action or not is arguable.
susceptible to being supported by convincing or persuasive argument: Admirers agree that it is arguable he is the finest pianist of his generation.

Nearby words

  1. argos,
  2. argosy,
  3. argot,
  4. argotic,
  5. argovie,
  6. arguably,
  7. argue,
  8. arguedas, alcides,
  9. arguendo,
  10. arguer

Origin of arguable

First recorded in 1605–15; argue + -able

Related formsar·gu·a·bly, adverbnon·ar·gu·a·ble, adjectiveun·ar·gu·a·ble, adjectiveun·ar·gu·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for arguably



(sentence modifier) it can be argued that



capable of being disputed; doubtful
capable of being supported by argument; plausible
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Word Origin and History for arguably
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