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tenable

ten·a·ble

tenable

 
 
pronunciation:
te n bl
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: able to be upheld, affirmed, supported, or defended; logical.
When he finally did his research, he found to his disappointment that his argument was not tenable.It sounds like something that would benefit us, but we'll have to make sure it's a tenable proposition.
synonyms:
defensible, explicable, justifiable, sound, supportable, sustainable
antonyms:
indefensible, untenable
similar words:
credible, impregnable, indisputable, irrefutable, legitimate, logical, plausible, practicable, rational, sensible, unassailable, undeniable, unquestionable, viable
definition 2: able to be defended from armed attack.
a tenable fortress
synonyms:
defensible, impregnable
antonyms:
indefensible
similar words:
indestructible, insurmountable, invincible, inviolable, safe, secure, unassailable, unbeatable
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derivations: tenably (adv.), tenability (n.)
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