Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • That may be disputed; liable to be called in question, controverted, or contested; controvertible: as, disputable statements, propositions, arguments, points, or cases.
  • Disputatious; contentious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Capable of being disputed; liable to be called in question, controverted, or contested; or doubtful certainty or propriety; controvertible.
  • adjective obsolete Disputatious; contentious.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of opinions, propositions or questions, subject to dispute; not settled.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective open to argument or debate
  • adjective capable of being disproved

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

dispute +‎ -able

Examples

  • How happy were it for the church if those that have a clearness in disputable things would be satisfied to have it to themselves before

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • But there is another truth, equally in. disputable, which is that a man who aspires to govern mankind ought to bring to the task generous sentiments, compassionate sympathies, and noble and elevated thoughts.

    On Affairs in Greece

  • Once it endorsed a hedonic analysis of value, modern aesthetics concentrated on regularizing aesthetic pleasure, showing how it is "disputable" and, despite its singularity, manifests standards even in the absence of rules or principles.

    Tastes and Pleasures

  • Most of the countries explain their decision with "disputable" character of final document of conference.

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  • - (containing the "disputable" books - 2 Peter, 2nd 3rd John, Jude, the Apocalpse, Letter of Hermes, Didache, etc. *) never became a cause for schism.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • - (containing the "disputable" books - 2 Peter, 2nd 3rd John, Jude, the Apocalpse, Letter of Hermes, Didache, etc.) never became a cause for schism.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • - (containing the "disputable" books - 2 Peter, 2nd 3rd John, Jude, the Apocalpse, Letter of Hermes, Didache, etc.) never became a cause for schism.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • - (containing the "disputable" books - 2 Peter, 2nd 3rd John, Jude, the Apocalpse, Letter of Hermes, Didache, etc.) never became a cause for schism.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • - (containing the "disputable" books - 2 Peter, 2nd 3rd John, Jude, the Apocalpse, Letter of Hermes, Didache, etc.) never became a cause for schism.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • To get to that result required deciding a fairly technical point of law in a highly disputable way, followed by a judgment call on the merits that is perhaps less disputable, but still open to real doubt.

    Discourse.net: Eleventh Circuit Says Miami-Dade Schools May Pull ¡Vamos a Cuba! from the Library Shelves

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