fragwürdig

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fragen (to ask) +‎ -würdig (-worthy)

Coined by August Wilhelm Schlegel in his translation of Shakespeare's Hamlet.

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fragwürdig (comparative fragwürdiger, superlative am fragwürdigsten)

  1. questionable (inviting questions)
    • August Wilhelm Schlegel, translation of Hamlet:
      Du kommst in so fragwürdiger Gestalt,
      Ich rede doch mit dir.
      Shakespeare, Hamlet:
      Thou comest in such a questionable shape
      That I will speak to thee.
  2. questionable (inviting doubt)

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