Definition of arguable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈärɡyo͞oəb(ə)l/


1Able to be argued or asserted: an arguable case for judicial review [with clause]: it is arguable that egg donation raises a series of moral and practical problems
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  • Yet it is arguable that by exciting the imaginations of his audience old Leonardo helped broaden the future audience for the arts in general.
  • This court, nevertheless, decided that it was arguable that the interpreter could recover a reasonable fee for work done.
  • It is arguable that 1984 is therefore the greatest of all dystopias.
tenable, defendable, defensible, supportable, sustainable, plausible, able to hold water;
reasonable, viable, acceptable
1.1Open to disagreement; not obviously correct: a highly arguable assumption
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  • Obviously some of these are arguable statistics, but they're none the less troubling.
  • I will readily grant that this is an arguable question, but that's just the point.
  • Furthermore it's a highly arguable claim both for its inclusions and omissions.
debatable, questionable, open to question, controversial, contentious, doubtful, uncertain, moot
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