Questionable vs Questionableness - What's the difference?

questionable | questionableness |


As an adjective questionable

is (obsolete) inviting questions; inviting inquiry.

As a noun questionableness is

the state or condition of being questionable; dubiousness.

questionable

English

Alternative forms

* (archaic)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Inviting questions; inviting inquiry.
  • * Shakespeare, Hamlet :
  • Thou comest in such a questionable shape.
  • Problematic; open to doubt or challenge.
  • It is questionable if the universe is open or closed.
  • Of dubious respectability or morality.
  • Tiffiny's behavior is highly questionable .

    questionableness

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The state or condition of being questionable; dubiousness.