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[dih-spyoo-tuh-buh l, dis-pyoo-] /dɪˈspyu tə bəl, ˈdɪs pyʊ-/
capable of being disputed; debatable; questionable.
Origin of disputable
1540-50; < Latin disputābilis, equivalent to disput- (see dispute) + -ābilis -able
Related forms
disputability, disputableness, noun
disputably, adverb
undisputable, adjective
controvertible, doubtful, dubious, uncertain. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for disputable
  • It is hardly disputable that addictive behavior can be clearly displayed in computer game playing, whether on-line or off.
  • Of course, the boundaries and definitions are sometimes vague and disputable, as expected of a group that is defined by exclusion.
  • It's not even disputable, this isn't even a close question.
  • The indisputable relation between writers' works and their lives becomes disputable as soon as it is enunciated.
  • Notions such as prices rising when demand rises are not disputable.
  • In spite of disputable effect on global imbalance, there are great pressure on yuan.
  • The driver may appear before a hearings officer but only the accuracy of the record in and of itself is disputable.
  • disputable charge examples: double billings, charges to your account that belong to another account.
  • It is disputable whether or not the patient's caregiver was informed of this decision.
British Dictionary definitions for disputable


/dɪˈspjuːtəbəl; ˈdɪspjʊtə-/
capable of being argued; debatable
Derived Forms
disputability, disputableness, noun
disputably, adverb
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