[ ahr-gyoo-uh-buh l ]
/ ˈɑr gyu ə bəl /


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.

Origin of arguable

First recorded in 1605–15; argue + -able

Related forms

ar·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

Examples from the Web for arguably

British Dictionary definitions for arguably (1 of 2)


/ (ˈɑːɡjʊəblɪ) /


(sentence modifier) it can be argued that

British Dictionary definitions for arguably (2 of 2)


/ (ˈɑːɡjʊəbəl) /


capable of being disputed; doubtful
capable of being supported by argument; plausible
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