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debatable

We know the sky is blue and the earth has one moon. But is there life on other planets? Such a question is debatable, meaning it is subject to disagreement or doubt.

If you've ever seen politicians or anyone else have a debate, then you already have a pretty good idea of what debatable means. Something is debatable if there's reason to doubt it. If you say you're going to play in the NBA someday, but you're very short, your plans are debatable. Many issues, like how to create more jobs, are debatable because there isn't one correct answer to them.

Definitions of debatable
  1. adjective
    open to doubt or debate
    synonyms: problematic, problematical
    questionable
    subject to question
  2. adjective
    open to argument or debate
    synonyms: arguable, disputable, moot
    controversial
    marked by or capable of arousing controversy
  3. adjective
    capable of being disproved
    synonyms: disputable
    contestable
    capable of being contested
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