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questionable

ques·tion·a·ble

questionable

 
pronunciation:
kwes ch n bl
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of doubtful honesty, legality, or propriety.
His offer was generous and yet his motives were questionable.The labor department is looking into the company's questionable hiring practices.
synonyms:
dubious, fishy, shady
antonyms:
unimpeachable
similar words:
borderline, doubtful, equivocal, improper, suspect, suspicious
definition 2: open to controversy or dispute.
The witness's statement is of questionable accuracy.The authenticity of the relics is questionable.The cause of the ship's disappearance remains a questionable issue.
synonyms:
controversial, debatable, disputable, problematic
antonyms:
absolute, decided, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, undeniable, undisputable, undoubted, unquestionable
similar words:
doubtful, dubious, fishy, invalid, uncertain, unreliable, untrustworthy
definition 3: of doubtful value or worth.
Praise from her dissolute father was a questionable honor.
synonyms:
dubious
similar words:
borderline, doubtful, equivocal, marginal
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derivations: questionably (adv.), questionableness (n.)