- 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
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Examples from the Web for arguably
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They need Florida, arguably, at least in Electoral College terms.Dems, It’s Time to Dump Dixie
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It was arguably the most important target the American drone program had ever taken out.Obama’s Deadly Informants: The Drone Spotters of Pakistan
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Five, the tens or arguably hundreds of millions of dollars in dark money that flowed from corporate sources into GOP coffers.The Real Reason Democrats Lost
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It seems that Mab was a stationer (arguably the publisher) and Harper the printer, not the author.
- (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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