Definition of Debatable

1. Adjective. Open to doubt or debate. "If you ever get married, which seems to be extremely problematic"

Exact synonyms: Problematic, Problematical
Similar to: Questionable
Derivative terms: Problem



2. Adjective. Open to argument or debate. "That is a moot question"
Exact synonyms: Arguable, Disputable, Moot
Similar to: Controversial
Derivative terms: Debate, Debate

3. Adjective. Capable of being disproved.
Exact synonyms: Disputable
Similar to: Contestable
Derivative terms: Debate

Definition of Debatable

1. a. Liable to be debated; disputable; subject to controversy or contention; open to question or dispute; as, a debatable question.

Definition of Debatable

1. Adjective. Controversial. Not fully proved, open to debate, sometimes used humorously. ¹

2. Adjective. Of a person, argumentative. ¹

3. Adjective. A fitting subject for debate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Debatable

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Debatable

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debating

Literary usage of Debatable

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Argumentation and Debating by William Trufant Foster (1917)
"As these speeches were not concerned with debatable issues, there was no debate. I. THE PROPOSITION SHOULD BE debatable The first requirement of the ..."

2. Revised Record of the Constitutional Convention of the State of New York by William H. Steele, Charles Elliott Fitch (1900)
"The Chairman — The question is not debatable, and the gentleman from ... My point of order is that the question before the House is not a debatable one. ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1903)
"Between conflicting evidence and a total want of evidence lies the debatable territory where this court must determine whether the evidence is of the ..."

4. Johnny Reb and Billy Yank by Alexander Hunter (1904)
""THE debatable LAND." Four miles from Orange Court House was the residence of Major John H. Lee, whose plantation, "Litchfield," was well known to all the ..."

5. Debates in the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1917-1918 by Massachusetts Constitutional Convention (1920)
"It seems to me that the far more important motion to adjourn sine die, if debatable, should be debatable to an extent which is equal to that conceded any ..."

6. Revised Record of the Constitutional Convention of the State of New York by New York (State). Constitutional Convention (1916)
"Tbo Chairman — The motion to rise and report progress is always in order and not debatable. Those in favor of the motion will say Aye, opposed T^o. ..."

7. Parliamentary Procedure and Practice in the Dominion of Canada by John George Bourinot (1916)
"debatable and Non-debatable Questions and Motions.—VIII. Other Limitations of Debate: Closure. —IX. Motions for Adjournment of House: of Debate. ..."

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