fragwürdig

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Early 19th century, from fragen (to ask) +‎ -würdig (-worthy), a calque of English questionable, coined by August Wilhelm Schlegel in his translation of Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfʁaːkˌvʏʁdɪç/ (standard)
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    • IPA(key): /-ˌvʏʁdɪk/ (common in southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
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    • IPA(key): /ˈfʁaːx-/ (northern and central Germany; now chiefly colloquial)
  • Hyphenation: frag‧wür‧dig

Adjective[edit]

fragwürdig (strong nominative masculine singular fragwürdiger, comparative fragwürdiger, superlative am fragwürdigsten)

  1. questionable (inviting doubt or inquiry)

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