questionable

Something that's questionable is uncertain or hard to believe. If a politician says things you doubt are true, you might describe his words as questionable.

You might say that it's questionable whether you'll reach your goal of getting straight A's in school, or secretly believe that everything your history teacher says is slightly questionable. In either case, you're highly doubtful. You can even describe a person as questionable, if he or she doesn't strike you as completely honest. The original meaning of the word was "that may be interrogated," from the Latin root word quaestionem, "a seeking, inquiry, questioning, or examination."

Definitions of questionable
  1. adjective
    subject to question
    questionable motives”
    “a questionable reputation”
    “a fire of questionable origin”
    Synonyms:
    contestable
    capable of being contested
    alleged, so-called, supposed
    doubtful or suspect
    apocryphal
    being of questionable authenticity
    debatable, problematic, problematical
    open to doubt or debate
    doubtful, dubious, dubitable, in question
    open to doubt or suspicion
    equivocal
    open to question
    fishy, funny, shady, suspect, suspicious
    not as expected
    impugnable
    subject to being discredited
    self-styled, soi-disant
    as claimed by and for yourself often without justification
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    Antonyms:
    unquestionable
    incapable of being questioned
    incontestable, incontestible
    incapable of being contested or disputed
    undeniable
    not possible to deny
    acknowledged
    generally accepted
    beyond doubt, indubitable
    too obvious to be doubted
    for sure
    not open to doubt
    mathematical
    beyond question
    unimpeachable
    beyond doubt or reproach
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  2. adjective
    able to be refuted
    synonyms: confutable, confutative, refutable
    deniable
    capable of being denied or contradicted
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