arguable

[ ahr-gyoo-uh-buhl ]
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adjective
  1. susceptible to debate, challenge, or doubt; questionable: Whether this is the best plan of action or not is arguable.

  2. 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

1
First recorded in 1605–15; argue + -able

Other words from arguable

  • ar·gu·a·bly, adverb
  • non·ar·gu·a·ble, adjective
  • un·ar·gu·a·ble, adjective
  • un·ar·gu·a·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for arguable

arguable

/ (ˈɑːɡjʊəbəl) /


adjective
  1. capable of being disputed; doubtful

  2. capable of being supported by argument; plausible

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