[ kwes-chuh-nuh-buhl ]
/ ˈkwɛs tʃə nə bəl /


of doubtful propriety, honesty, morality, respectability, etc.: questionable activities; in questionable taste.
open to question or dispute; doubtful or uncertain: a statement of questionable accuracy.
open to question as to being of the nature or value suggested: a questionable privilege.

Origin of questionable

First recorded in 1580–90; question + -able

OTHER WORDS FROM questionable

ques·tion·a·ble·ness, ques·tion·a·bil·i·ty, nounques·tion·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for questionable

/ (ˈkwɛstʃənəbəl) /


(esp of a person's morality or honesty) admitting of some doubt; dubious
of disputable value or authoritya questionable text

Derived forms of questionable

questionableness or questionability, nounquestionably, adverb
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