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What people don't realize is that China papered over its last two credit bubbles, those in 1999 and 2004. The banks were never bailed out - they just exchanged their bad loans for questionable bonds from quasi-state organizations.
James Chanos

Meaning of "questionable" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUESTIONABLE

questionable  [ˈkwɛstʃənəbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUESTIONABLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Questionable is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES QUESTIONABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Question

A question is a linguistic expression used to make a request for information, or the request made using such an expression. The information requested may be provided in the form of an answer. Questions have developed a range of uses that go beyond the simple eliciting of information from another party. Rhetorical questions, for example, are used to make a point, and are not expected to be answered. Many languages have special grammatical forms for questions. However questions can also be asked without using these interrogative grammatical structures – for example one may use an imperative, as in "Tell me your name". For detailed information about the grammar of question formation, see Interrogative, and for English specifically, English grammar: Questions.

Definition of questionable in the English dictionary

The definition of questionable in the dictionary is admitting of some doubt; dubious. Other definition of questionable is of disputable value or authority.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QUESTIONABLE


actionable
ˈækʃənəbəl
apportionable
əˈpɔːʃənəbəl
conscionable
ˈkɒnʃənəbəl
disproportionable
ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːʃənəbəl
exceptionable
ɪkˈsɛpʃənəbəl
fashionable
ˈfæʃənəbəl
fissionable
ˈfɪʃənəbəl
impressionable
ɪmˈprɛʃənəbəl
inconscionable
ɪnˈkɒnʃənəbəl
mentionable
ˈmɛnʃənəbəl
objectionable
əbˈdʒɛkʃənəbəl
pensionable
ˈpɛnʃənəbəl
perditionable
pəˈdɪʃənəbəl
proportionable
prəˈpɔːʃənəbəl
sanctionable
ˈsæŋkʃənəbəl
unconscionable
ʌnˈkɒnʃənəbəl
unexceptionable
ˌʌnɪkˈsɛpʃənəbəl
unfashionable
ʌnˈfæʃənəbəl
unmentionable
ʌnˈmɛnʃənəbəl
unquestionable
ʌnˈkwɛstʃənəbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUESTIONABLE

question
question mark
question master
question of fact
question of law
Question Period
question tag
question time
questionability
questionableness
questionably
questionary
questionee
questioner
questioning
questioningly
questionist
questionless
questionlessly
questionnaire

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUESTIONABLE

able
abominable
amenable
assignable
attainable
enable
explainable
imaginable
interminable
obtainable
personable
reasonable
returnable
sustainable
tunable
unable
unalienable
unattainable
unimaginable
unreasonable
unsustainable

Synonyms and antonyms of questionable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «QUESTIONABLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «questionable» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of questionable

Translation of «questionable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUESTIONABLE

Find out the translation of questionable to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of questionable from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «questionable» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

可疑的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dudoso
570 millions of speakers

English

questionable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संदिग्ध
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مشكوك فيه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

под вопросом
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

discutível
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সন্দেহজনক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

discutable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dipersoalkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

fraglich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

疑わしい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

의심스러운
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bisa dipahami
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vấn đề
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கேள்விக்குரிய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शंकास्पद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kuşkulu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

discutibile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wątpliwe
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

під питанням
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

discutabil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αμφισβητήσιμη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

twyfelagtige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

diskutabel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tvilsom
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of questionable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUESTIONABLE»

The term «questionable» is very widely used and occupies the 17.938 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUESTIONABLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about questionable

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10 QUOTES WITH «QUESTIONABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word questionable.
1
Jose Maria Aznar
Without economic development, any potential for political openness and freedom will be questionable.
2
James Buchan
One of the consequences of the Iranian revolution has been an explosion of history. A country once known only from British consular reports and intrepid travelogues is now awash with historical documents, letters, diaries, grainy video, weblogs and secret police files of questionable authenticity.
3
James Chanos
What people don't realize is that China papered over its last two credit bubbles, those in 1999 and 2004. The banks were never bailed out - they just exchanged their bad loans for questionable bonds from quasi-state organizations.
4
Ted Danson
The planet will survive. Whether we get to be here and enjoy it, or enjoy life as we've known it, is what's questionable.
5
John Doolittle
If the U.N. were to be successful in its efforts to control the Internet, countries where human rights records range from questionable to criminal could be put in charge of determining what is and is not allowed to appear online.
6
Ronald Fisher
The tendency of modern scientific teaching is to neglect the great books, to lay far too much stress upon relatively unimportant modern work, and to present masses of detail of doubtful truth and questionable weight in such a way as to obscure principles.
7
Noel Gallagher
To be quite honest, John Lennon had questionable politics. There was a flip side. He was all peace and love, but he was a very violent character.
8
Victor Garber
Sometimes his methods are questionable, and even his morals are questionable, but his intention is always to protect Sydney. So in that way I think he's a good parent.
9
Victor Garber
Sometimes, his methods and his motives are questionable and even his morals are questionable in the way he does things. But I think his intention is always to protect his daughter.
10
Barry Gibb
It's very questionable, and we will pursue every factor, every element, every second of the timeline, of the final hours of Maurice's life. We will pursue that relentlessly. That will be our quest from now on.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUESTIONABLE»

Discover the use of questionable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to questionable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Questionable Charity: Gender, Humanitarianism, and ...
A fascinating reevaluation of U.S. literary realism during the Gilded Age.
William M. Morgan, 2004
2
Strange Places, Questionable People
For over thirty years, John Simpson has travelled the world to report on the most significant events of our time.
John Simpson, 2009
3
A Diary of Questionable Journeys
Vicki Honeycutt gives her readers an honest, extremely graphic look at her transformation from school mouse to stripper, housewife, hooker, therapist, and bisexual swinger.
Vicki Honeycutt, 2007
4
Questionable Shapes
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William Dean Howells, 1st World Library, 2005
5
250 Very Questionable 'Haiku': (Wherein Basho Somewhat May ...
250 Very Questionable 'Haiku' truly is meant to be absolutely nothing but serious Fun and Games.
Bruce H. Hamilton, 2005
6
Fantasy Football Guidebook: Your Comprehensive Guide to ...
Questionable players should be started unless you have a good enough (equal) backup or a lesser player with a great matchup. Probable players should play unless you have an equal player that can replace them. Some players listed as ...
Sam Hendricks, 2010
7
Questionable Therapy
Mr. Godofsky was born in Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A and now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife Sandra and his Golden Retriever named Hank.
Steve Godofsky, 2011
8
Good Ideas from Questionable Christians and Outright Pagans: ...
Steve Wilkens introduces the study of philosophy by exploring a single issue from each of these well-known philosophers: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Descartes, Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche and Sartre.
Steve Wilkens, 2003
9
Questionable Content
The very first print collection of Questionable Content, that is. Not approval from your parents. Sorry. We can't help with that. Unless they're QC fans? Then...then you could buy them this book?
Jeph Jacques, 2010
10
Quack!: Tales of Medical Fraud from the Museum of ...
With period advertisements, promotional literature, and gadget instructions, this book offers a wealth of past -- and present -- medical fraud.
Bob McCoy, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUESTIONABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term questionable is used in the context of the following news items.
1
At least 40 current, former senators asked to account for …
At least 40 current and former senators have received confidential letters from Auditor General Michael Ferguson about questionable expense claims, and one ... «CTV News, Mar 15»
2
Bryan Stork listed as questionable, Darrelle Revis was limited at …
Center Bryan Stork has the most high-profile injury situation, and he is questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. Cornerback Darrelle Revis was ... «Boston Herald, Jan 15»
3
Justin Britt questionable for NFC title game
Safety Jeron Johnson is also questionable as he recovers from a dislocated elbow. Tight end Tony Moeaki is also probable after missing last week's game with a ... «NBCSports.com, Jan 15»
4
'Questionable' financial activities leave Franciscans in serious debt
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Ineffective budgetary oversight and "questionable" financial activities have plunged the Order of Friars Minor into significant debt and an ... «Catholic News Service, Dec 14»
5
Percy Harvin listed as questionable vs. Titans
The Jets listed Harvin as questionable for Sunday's game in Tennessee against the Titans, which is less certain than he sounded Friday (and has all week), but ... «ESPN, Dec 14»
6
Two key Florida players declared questionable for Battle 4 Atlantis
According to the Gainesville Sun, the school has announced that both players are questionable for the Battle 4 Atlantis with an MRI revealing that Carter's injury ... «NBCSports.com, Nov 14»
7
Chris Baker and Jordan Reed ruled out against 49ers; Trent …
But Williams has shown slight improvement in the training room, said Gruden, who has listed him as questionable for Sunday. “We'll see how it goes,” Gruden ... «Washington Post, Nov 14»
8
Delanie Walker injury update: Titans TE back at work, but …
Walker remains questionable for the Week 11 finale, but he did practice for the first time since being injured against the Baltimore Ravens. Key to his return: ... «SportingNews.com, Nov 14»
9
Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller questionable for …
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Detroit because of a left shoulder injury. Miller, who ... «FOXSports.com, Nov 14»
10
Mark Ingram listed as questionable, but should carry heavy load for …
METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers. But he ... «ESPN, Nov 14»

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