Meaning of “arguable” in the English Dictionary


"arguable" in English

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uk /ˈɑːɡ.ju.ə.bəl/ us /ˈɑːrɡ.ju.ə.bəl/

If something is arguable, there could be some disagreement about it:

It is arguable which way is quicker.
it is arguable that...

it is possibly true that:

It is arguable that the government has failed in this respect.

(Definition of “arguable” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"arguable" in American English

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arguableadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈɑr·ɡju·ə·bəl/

arguable adjective [ not gradable ] (GIVE REASONS)

possible to give reasons for and against; debatable:

It’s arguable that another route would be just as bad.

(Definition of “arguable” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)