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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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Put this shrug together with some questionably skewed perceptions-e.
It may unintentionally provide an incentive to some mortgage companies to substitute questionably reliable automated valuation models (AVM's) for appraisals in order to bypass the requirements contained in the agreement.
The club, as ever, have backed their man - successfully in the main, if occasionally questionably - although the question remains whether they've done it once too often this time.
These conversations were questionably obtained by an employee and leaked to the media, further exposing Emerald and its officers to possible expensive litigation.
The life of a circus animal consists of stressful day-to-day travelling, and even apart from that, their showtime performance has been achieved by questionably "humane'' training.
The following month, in response to news reports that Nevada's Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas had questionably bused more than 1,500 psychiatric patients to locations throughout the nation, the San Francisco City Attorney's office launched an investigation to determine whether any of the 31 Greyhound bus tickets Rawson-Neal purchased for trips to San Francisco conveyed improperly discharged patients.
Emerging from the ashes of the questionably named Tim and Sam''s Tim and the Sam Band, Ewloe's Golden Fable work layered guitar and lush atmosphere into something a little darker.
Papiss Cisse has two 'goals' questionably ruled out for offside, the game ends 0-0, and now United's boss has a real dilemma on his hands.
In the history of questionably themed parties organized by college students, Harvard University's "IncestFest" might be the most unfortunate.
Questionably dour allies, and the even more questionably cheerful pickpocket Belle guide his convoluted journey.
And while some American fans are planning to tune in to BBC America to catch the hit British series, others are turning to questionably legal online streams to get their "Doctor Who" fix.
At its helm is Col Eric Byer (Edward Norton), the ethically questionably man in charge of the entire black ops organisation.