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DEBATABLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does debatable mean? 

DEBATABLE (adjective)
  The adjective DEBATABLE has 3 senses:

1. open to doubt or debate
2. open to argument or debate
3. capable of being disproved

  Familiarity information: DEBATABLE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEBATABLE (adjective)


Sense 1debatable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Open to doubt or debate

Synonyms:

debatable; problematic; problematical

Context example:

If you ever get married, which seems to be extremely problematic

Similar:

questionable (subject to question)


Sense 2debatable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Open to argument or debate

Synonyms:

arguable; debatable; disputable; moot

Context example:

that is a moot question

Similar:

controversial (marked by or capable of arousing controversy)


Sense 3debatable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Capable of being disproved

Synonyms:

disputable; debatable

Similar:

contestable (capable of being contested)


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