[dih-spyoo-tuh-buhl, dis-pyoo-]


capable of being disputed; debatable; questionable.

Origin of disputable

1540–50; < Latin disputābilis, equivalent to disput- (see dispute) + -ābilis -able
Related formsdis·put·a·bil·i·ty, dis·put·a·ble·ness, noundis·put·a·bly, adverbun·dis·put·a·ble, adjective

Synonyms for disputable

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Examples from the Web for undisputable

Historical Examples of undisputable

  • But in the yard are the undisputable evidences of his wild unthrift.

    Tiverton Tales

    Alice Brown

  • But near it stands a modern landmark of undisputable authenticity.


    Stephen Lucius Gwynn

  • Just a statement of an undisputable fact, a personal opinion in answer to a question put to him.

    Petticoat Rule

    Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy

  • And after boiling everything down there is left in the pot two undisputable facts.

  • The deputy is the autocrat that governs with undisputable sway in this domain of semi-darkness and dirt.

    London's Underworld

    Thomas Holmes

British Dictionary definitions for undisputable



capable of being argued; debatable
Derived Formsdisputability or disputableness, noundisputably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for undisputable

1590s, from un- (1) "not" + disputable (see dispute). The usual word is indisputable. Related: Undisputably.

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