Learn English – How to use the word “arguably”?


Does arguably mean "something could be argued", or "could be arguable, is debatable or questionable"? But more often it seems to emphasize an adjective, for example:

It is arguably the best, the finest, the most powerful, etc.

Best Answer

I think of it as a strong term to use at the front of a sentence indicating some case may be made. I would generally use it when I have an opinion but am allowing for doubt.

Arguably, baseball is the American sport.

Certainly, baseball is a dominant sport in America.