Adjective "questionable" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Doubtful as regards truth or validity.
  1. 'In addition, it is questionable whether retention of water is significant for pollen that is shed in the dry state.'
  2. 'The legitimacy of these assumptions is questionable to say the very least.'
  3. 'When non-random methods of sampling are employed, external validity becomes questionable.'
  4. 'He's made points that are highly questionable instead of homing in on the real issue.'
  5. 'How many of those would exercise their new right is questionable.'
  6. 'But at times it was questionable whether he was doing more harm than good to the innings.'
  7. 'If he had stayed on in South Africa, it is questionable whether he would have had the opportunities to develop.'
  8. 'The assumption that Social Darwinism delivers more social freedom is questionable.'
  9. 'It is now questionable whether the committee will continue its investigation at all.'
  10. 'Make of these judgements what you will but their validity is somewhat questionable given such a broad spectrum of views.'
  11. 'his questionable financial deals'
  12. 'It would be remarkable if there were no questionable deals in his past.'
  13. 'I do remember that my sister and I were involved in somewhat questionable activities.'
  14. 'Lowry's record is questionable when it comes to statements concerning his finances.'
  15. 'Itself a capricious act, it was only one of several questionable departures.'
  16. 'That is not to imply for a second that he has done anything questionable.'
  17. 'Is this a morally questionable thing to do or are some lies necessary for the sake of social cohesion?'
  18. 'Not only was her action a breach of her visa but was highly unethical and morally questionable.'
  19. 'This scandal over a questionable memo has been a prime example of the process in action.'
  20. 'But one or two questionable editorial decisions overshadowed good work elsewhere in the paper.'
  21. 'Michael James was a president of questionable character, but a wow as a personality.'


1. of doubtful propriety, honesty, morality, respectability, etc.: questionable activities; in questionable taste.

2. open to question or dispute; doubtful or uncertain: a statement of questionable accuracy.

3. open to question as to being of the nature or value suggested: a questionable privilege.

More examples(as adjective)

"views can be questionable on counts."

"talks can be questionable to economists."

"sendings can be questionable in extremes."

"places can be questionable on dates."

"places can be questionable in terms."

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