What is another word for questionable?

Synonyms for questionable
ˈkwɛs tʃə nə bəlques·tion·able

This thesaurus page includes all potential synonyms, words with the same meaning and similar terms for the word questionable.

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. questionable

    Equivocal (Latin equus, equal, and vox, voice, word) denotes that which may equally well be understood in either of two or more ways. Ambiguous (Latin ambi, around, and ago, drive, lead) signifies lacking in distinctness or certainty, obscure or doubtful through indefiniteness of expression. Ambiguous is applied only to spoken or written statements; equivocal has other applications. A statement is ambiguous when it leaves the mind of the reader or hearer to fluctuate between two meanings, which would fit the language equally well; it is equivocal when it would naturally be understood in one way, but is capable of a different interpretation; an equivocal expression is, as a rule, intentionally deceptive, while an ambiguous utterance may be simply the result of a want either of clear thought or of adequate expression. That which is enigmatical must be guessed like a riddle; a statement may be purposely made enigmatical in order to provoke thought and study. That is doubtful which is fairly open to doubt; that is dubious which has become the subject of doubts so grave as scarcely to fall short of condemnation; as, a dubious reputation. Questionable may be used nearly in the sense either of dubious or of doubtful; a questionable statement is one that must be proved before it can be accepted. To say that one's honesty is questionable is a mild way of saying that in the opinion of the speaker he is likely to prove dishonest. Equivocal is sometimes, tho more rarely, used in this sense. A suspicious character gives manifest reason to be suspected; a suspicious temper is inclined to suspect the motives and intentions of others, with or without reason. Compare CLEAR.

    Synonyms:
    ambiguous, doubtful, dubious, enigmatic, enigmatical, equivocal, indefinite, indeterminate, indistinct, obscure, perplexing, suspicious, uncertain

    Antonyms:
    certain, clear, distinct, evident, indisputable, indubitable, lucid, manifest, obvious, perspicuous, plain, unambiguous, unequivocal, unquestionable, unquestioned

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. questionable

    Synonyms:
    doubtful, dubious, problematical, disputable, debatable, uncertain, suspicious

    Antonyms:
    certain, evident, self-evident, obvious, indisputable

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. questionableadjective

    subject to question

    "questionable motives"; "a questionable reputation"; "a fire of questionable origin"

    Synonyms:
    refutable, confutative, confutable

    Antonyms:
    acknowledged, beyond doubt(p), mathematical, indubitable, unimpeachable, for sure, unquestionable, undeniable

  2. questionable, refutable, confutable, confutativeadjective

    able to be refuted

    Synonyms:
    refutable, confutative, confutable

    Antonyms:
    unquestionable, beyond doubt(p), unimpeachable, undeniable, acknowledged, mathematical, indubitable, for sure

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. eyebrow-raising

    Submitted by anonymous on April 2, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. questionableadjective

    Synonyms:
    doubtful, uncertain, equivocal, problematical, disputable, controvertible, debatable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. questionableadjective

    Synonyms:
    suspicious, disputable, doubtful, debatable, problematical, moot, controvertible, dubious, indeterminate, ambiguous

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD0.0 / 0 votes

  1. questionable

    Synonyms:
    Fringe medicine Unproven

How to pronounce questionable?

How to say questionable in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#6236suspect
#9353impaired
#9520controversial
#10578objectionable
#11666uncertain
#13380obscure
#13890suspicious
#14988problematic
#15385questionable
#17229shady
#17795ambiguous
#20066doubtful
#22231indefinite
#23071dubious
#26576moot
#27806contentious
#36208indeterminate
#36528dodgy
#37424enigmatic
#45427debatable
#53854perplexing
#66598arguable
#67973indistinct
#70807equivocal
#106629contestable
#107333problematical
#163255disputable
#301830refutable

How to use questionable in a sentence?

  1. Tom Jones:

    We're entrusting someone who has, I think, questionable issues in his background to lead an agency with an enormous amount of power, that should be a concern to every American and the U.S. Senate should dig in deeply on that.

  2. Judge Lee Yeakel:

    Kleinert's decision to go 'hands on' with Jackson, rather than letting Jackson flee, may in the minds of some make Kleinert's conduct questionable, however, questionable conduct or decision making is not before the court.

  3. Dale Kuska:

    Matters of questionable academic conduct are not the norm on campus, but this case was handled as any other similar case would be, we followed our instructions, as written, during the adjudication and Honor Board procedures, through the resubmission and acceptance of the thesis.

  4. Tohru Yamamoto:

    Judging from her comments, a rate hike in July is completely off the table. It is questionable whether the Fed can have enough solid economic data to back up a rate hike even by September.

  5. Jakob Christensen:

    How they look to achieve that growth figure is questionable when foreign inflows are muted at best, the only way to achieve that figure may be through short doses of monetary easing which is quite precarious to do when the economy is in an already fragile condition.


Translations for questionable

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for questionable »

Translation

Find a translation for the questionable synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"questionable." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 16 Apr. 2024. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/questionable>.

Discuss these questionable synonyms with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good synonym for questionable?

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    A synonym for scanty
    A Dearth
    B Gumption
    C Spurious
    D Inaugurate

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for questionable: