In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(debatable)(value/assertion) cuestionable(value/assertion) discutiblea remark in questionable taste — un comentario de dudoso buen gusto
- it is questionable whether this is an original — es discutible que esto sea un original
- It is questionable whether cardiovascular end points are adequately ascertained in those studies.
- Police say it is questionable whether Leeds has a bigger problem than other cities.
- It is very questionable whether either the farmer or consumer has got true value for this investment.
- The assumption that Social Darwinism delivers more social freedom is questionable.
- In addition, it is questionable whether retention of water is significant for pollen that is shed in the dry state.
- It is questionable whether those benefits will transfer to the west and north west of the Republic.
- It is questionable whether the venue of a European Cup final is central to the occasion or incidental.
- The legitimacy of these assumptions is questionable to say the very least.
- Make of these judgements what you will but their validity is somewhat questionable given such a broad spectrum of views.
- Therefore, it is questionable whether functional proteins are expressed from this region.
- They will help, but it is questionable whether they will turn the tide.
- He's made points that are highly questionable instead of homing in on the real issue.
- How many of those would exercise their new right is questionable.
- It's questionable whether mutual reception would really bring much advantage in this situation.
- It is now questionable whether the committee will continue its investigation at all.
- As matters stand, friendly international matches are of questionable value in this sense.
- When non-random methods of sampling are employed, external validity becomes questionable.
- It is also highly questionable whether strict liability leads to a higher standard of care.
- If he had stayed on in South Africa, it is questionable whether he would have had the opportunities to develop.
- But at times it was questionable whether he was doing more harm than good to the innings.
2(of dubious morality)(behavior) cuestionable
- It would be remarkable if there were no questionable deals in his past.
- Not only was her action a breach of her visa but was highly unethical and morally questionable.
- If his personal sincerity was questionable, then maybe Lincoln's achievements were suspect too.
- Lowry's record is questionable when it comes to statements concerning his finances.
- Justice Kennedy fretted that building a business on this was morally questionable, which is also true.
- They also had to be willing to engage in a morally suspect and legally questionable act.
- He eventually put his questionable formative training to good use.
- But one or two questionable editorial decisions overshadowed good work elsewhere in the paper.
- That is not to imply for a second that he has done anything questionable.
- Thus the claims of Paul and subsequent tsars to a divine right to rule were based on a very questionable past.
- It is a view which may be inconsistent, it may be morally questionable and even plain wrong.
- I do remember that my sister and I were involved in somewhat questionable activities.
- This scandal over a questionable memo has been a prime example of the process in action.
- Some of the lead character's decisions are questionable and he's certainly no hero.
- The clubs have a history of questionable medical tactics in dealing with each other.
- The problem area is depiction of questionable behaviour and acts by artists.
- It lost three seats by the narrowest of margins and under questionable circumstances.
- Itself a capricious act, it was only one of several questionable departures.
- Is this a morally questionable thing to do or are some lies necessary for the sake of social cohesion?
- Michael James was a president of questionable character, but a wow as a personality.
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