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questionable

Fringe medicine
adjective A euphemism referring to a method or product with one or more of the following features:
• The underlying theory/rationale contradicts accepted scientific beliefs;
• It has no proven efficacy in well-designed studies; 
• Its use involves fraud and/or deception; 
• It is marketed illegally.
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Although punitive damages were found to be excludible in certain instances, their questionableness has certainly been on the mind of Congress for some time.
We can also establish the questionableness of his ruling by finding phrases in poems that do not distribute stresses as Attridge says they must.
In the sixteenth century less than ever, philosophy in no way considers restraining itself or questioning itself: diffuse and indeterminate, it is all in all: it naively has faith in its competence, in its value, in its absolute capacity; it claims to attain objects even, and to apprehend the truth: to the point that between it and being, between life and knowledge, there is an identity whose questionableness is not even noticed.
Indeed, they seem to show us the questionableness of the body in the post-Modern world, without denying the possibility of immanent bodily experience.