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
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adj 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
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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adj able to be refuted

Synonyms:
confutable, confutative, refutable
deniable
capable of being denied or contradicted

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