arguably
adverb Date: 1890 as may be argued or shown by argument <
an arguably effective strategy
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arguably the greatest writer of his era
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • arguably — is first recorded only in 1890, and did not appear in the original OED; now it seems indispensable. It is used as an ordinary adverb and as a sentence adverb (qualifying a whole statement). Examples: • Arguably, this is another kind of corruption …   Modern English usage

  • arguably — [är′gyo͞o əblē] adv. as can be supported by argument * * * See arguable. * * * …   Universalium

  • arguably — (adv.) as may be shown by argument, 1890, from ARGUABLE (Cf. arguable) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • arguably — [är′gyo͞o əblē] adv. as can be supported by argument …   English World dictionary

  • arguably — [[t]ɑ͟ː(r)gjuəbli[/t]] ADV: ADV with cl/group, ADV before v You can use arguably when you are stating your opinion or belief, as a way of giving more authority to it. They are arguably the most important band since The Rolling Stones... Arguably …   English dictionary

  • arguably — ar•gu•a•bly [[t]ˈɑr gyu ə bli[/t]] adv. 1) as can be argued 2) cv as can be supported or shown by persuasive argument: That is arguably the best book on the subject[/ex] • Etymology: 1890–95 usage: The adverb arguably means that the assertion is… …   From formal English to slang

  • arguably — adv. Arguably is used with these adjectives: ↑better …   Collocations dictionary

  • arguably — ar|gu|a|bly [ˈa:guəbli US ˈa:r ] adv [sentence adverb] used when giving your opinion to say that there are good reasons why something might be true ▪ Senna was arguably the greatest racing driver of all time …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • arguably — ar|gu|a|bly [ argjuəbli ] adverb * used for stating your opinion or belief, especially when you think other people may disagree: Mo s is arguably the best club in town …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • arguably */ — UK [ˈɑː(r)ɡjuəblɪ] / US [ˈɑrɡjuəblɪ] adverb used for stating your opinion or belief, especially when you think other people may disagree This is arguably the best club in town …   English dictionary

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