moot

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. mooted, debatable, suspect. See doubt.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. unsettled, debatable, disputable; see controversial , questionable 1 , uncertain 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a.
[MOOT]
subject to discussion or debate.
Whether or not abortion is morally acceptable is a moot question.
SYN.: debatable, arguable, disputable, contestable, questionable, open to question, controversial, at issue, unsettled, theoretical, academic, conjectural.
ANT.: indisputable, uncontestable, resolved
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To put forward (a topic) for discussion: bring up, broach, introduce, put forth, raise. See START. 2. To speak together and exchange ideas and opinions about: bandy (about), discuss, talk over, thrash out (or over), thresh out (or over), toss around. Informal: hash (over), kick around, knock about (or around). Slang: rap3. Idiom: go into a huddle. See WORDS. 3. To put forth reasons for or against something, often excitedly: argue, contend, debate, dispute. See AFFIRM, WORDS. II adjective In doubt or dispute: arguable, contested, debatable, disputable, doubtful, exceptionable, mootable, problematic, problematical, questionable, uncertain. See CERTAIN.

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  • Moot — Moot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mooted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mooting}.] [OE. moten, motien, AS. m[=o]tan to meet or assemble for conversation, to discuss, dispute, fr. m[=o]t, gem[=o]t, a meeting, an assembly; akin to Icel. m[=o]t, MHG. muoz. Cf. {Meet}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moot — Moot, v. i. To argue or plead in a supposed case. [1913 Webster] There is a difference between mooting and pleading; between fencing and fighting. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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