adjective de·fen·si·ble \di-ˈfen(t)-sə-bəl\

: able to be thought of as good or acceptable

: able to be defended or protected : able to be kept safe from damage or harm

Full Definition of DEFENSIBLE

:  capable of being defended <defensible theories> <a defensible hill>
de·fen·si·bil·i·ty \di-ˌfen(t)-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē, ˌdē-\ noun
de·fen·si·bly \-blē\ adverb

Examples of DEFENSIBLE

  1. Both candidates hold defensible positions on the issue.
  2. Under those circumstances, her actions were completely defensible.
  3. Slavery is not morally defensible.
  4. The city has a defensible location.

First Known Use of DEFENSIBLE

14th century

Rhymes with DEFENSIBLE


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