Definitions for: Questionable


[adj] able to be refuted
[adj] subject to question; "questionable motives"; "a questionable reputation"; "a fire of questionable origin"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ques"tion*a*ble, a.
1. Admitting of being questioned; inviting, or seeming to
invite, inquiry. [R.]

Thou com'st in such a questionable shape That I will
speak to thee. -- Shak.

2. Liable to question; subject to be doubted or called in
question; problematical; doubtful; suspicious.

It is questionable whether Galen ever saw the
dissection of a human body.T. -- Baker.

Syn: Disputable; debatable; uncertain; doubtful;
problematical; suspicious.

Synonyms: alleged(a), apocryphal, debatable, deniable, doubtful, dubious, dubitable, equivocal, fishy, funny, impugnable, in question(p), problematic, problematical, queer, refutable, self-styled, shady, so-called, soi-disant, supposed, suspect, suspicious

Antonyms: unquestionable

See Also: contestable




Famous Quotes Containing Questionable:


The planet will survive. Whether we get to be here and enjoy it, or enjoy life as we've known it, is what's questionable.

-- Ted Danson (American Actor)

You can hype a questionable product for a little while, but you'll never build an enduring business.

-- Victor Kiam (American Businessman)

In a way Australia is like Catholicism. The company is sometimes questionable and the landscape is grotesque. But you always come back.

-- Thomas Keneally (Australian Novelist)

Large increases in cost with questionable increases in performance can be tolerated only in race horses and women.

-- Lord Kelvin (Irish Scientist)

While that amendment failed, human cloning continues to advance and the breakthrough in this unethical and morally questionable science is around the corner.

-- Mike Pence (American Politician)

How valuable NBC Magazine was in my career is questionable.

-- Jessica Savitch (American Journalist)

The tendency of modern scientific teaching is to neglect the great books, to lay far too much stress upon relatively unimportant modern work, and to present masses of detail of doubtful truth and questionable weight in such a way as to obscure principles.

-- Ronald Fisher (English Mathematician)

The private sector can go forward, if it must, with destruction of embryos for questionable and ethically challenged science. But spend the people's money on proven blood cord, bone marrow, germ cell, and adult cell research.

-- Roger Wicker (American Politician)

Anderson's muckraking is one of debatable ends constantly used to justify questionable works.

-- Thomas Griffith (American Editor)

Unfortunately, Climate Science has become Political Science. It is tragic that some perhaps well-meaning but politically motivated scientists who should know better have whipped up a global frenzy about a phenomena which is statistically questionable at best.

-- Robert H. Austin ( Scientist)

It's very questionable, and we will pursue every factor, every element, every second of the timeline, of the final hours of Maurice's life. We will pursue that relentlessly. That will be our quest from now on.

-- Barry Gibb (English Musician)

It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.

-- John Stuart Mill (English Philosopher)

If the U.N. were to be successful in its efforts to control the Internet, countries where human rights records range from questionable to criminal could be put in charge of determining what is and is not allowed to appear online.

-- John Doolittle (American Politician)

Sometimes his methods are questionable, and even his morals are questionable, but his intention is always to protect Sydney. So in that way I think he's a good parent.

-- Victor Garber (Canadian Actor)

With a record of 75 fights and 6 losses, some of the losses were very questionable including Brian Nielsen when we fought in Denmark. I knew I won but they didn't give me that fight.

-- Larry Holmes (American Athlete)

In November 2000, the Republicans stole from America our most precious right of all: the right to free and fair elections... Now President Bush occupies the White House, but with questionable legitimacy.

-- Cynthia McKinney (American Politician)

Sometimes, his methods and his motives are questionable and even his morals are questionable in the way he does things. But I think his intention is always to protect his daughter.

-- Victor Garber (Canadian Actor)


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