Adjective "disputable" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Not established as a fact, and so open to question or debate.
  1. 'It took nearly an hour and several dead ends to find what they assumed was the bridge, only to decide that fact was disputable.'
  2. 'The Nazi regime provides the least disputable historical example of totalitarian excess.'
  3. 'Neither is disputable, but each represents a completely different issue, and therefore each requires a different remedy.'
  4. 'For the second time in as many games, goals which should have stood were disallowed thanks to some disputable refereeing.'
  5. 'I mean, there is something so dreadfully solid about it, and, obviously, disputable.'
  6. 'In fact, the absence of such oligarchic groups in Belarus is a disputable question.'
  7. 'Nonetheless, by rejecting these premises, the Stoics often committed themselves to highly disputable contentions.'
  8. 'Much of this is eminently disputable, yet the result is constructive stimulation rather than mere provocation.'
  9. 'This assertion is certainly legally disputable at the very least, and Burnside should know it.'
  10. 'As was said earlier today by Justice McHugh in another matter, and has often been said by this Court, such questions of statutory construction are inherently disputable.'


1. capable of being disputed; debatable; questionable.

More examples(as adjective)

"circumstances can be disputable."

"titles can be disputable."

"schools can be disputable."

"precedents can be disputable."

"justices can be disputable."

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Late 15th century: from Latin disputabilis, from the verb disputare ‘to estimate’, later ‘to dispute’ (see dispute).