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Etymology

fragen (to ask) +‎ -würdig (-worthy)

Coined by August Wilhelm Schlegel in his translation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key)/ˈfʁaːkˌvʏʁdɪç/ (standard)
  • IPA(key)/-ˌvʏʁdɪk/ (common form in southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland)
  • Hyphenation: frag‧wür‧dig

Adjective

fragwürdig (comparative fragwürdigersuperlative am fragwürdigsten)

  1. questionable (inviting questions)
  2. questionable (inviting doubt)

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