question + -able
- IPA(key): /ˈkwɛst͡ʃənəbl̩/
- Hyphenation: ques‧tio‧nable
questionable (comparative more questionable, superlative most questionable)
- Problematic; open to doubt or challenge.
- It is questionable if the universe is open or closed.
- 1881, Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady, London: Macmillan, Volume I, Chapter 3, p. 28,
- A crude, cold rain was falling heavily; the spring-time presented itself as a questionable improvement.
- Of dubious respectability or morality.
- Tiffiny’s behavior is highly questionable.
- 1920, Carolyn Wells, Raspberry Jam, Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, Chapter 18, p. 302,
- […] he had a love of money—a sort of acquisitiveness, that led him into questionable dealings.
- (obsolete) Inviting questions; inviting inquiry.
problematic; open to doubt or challenge
of dubious respectability or morality