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defensible

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of defensible

  1. 1 capable of being defended against physical attack <the pioneers retreated to a defensible hillside to take a stand against the raiders> Synonyms defendable, tenableRelated Words defended, guarded, protected, safeguarded, secure, secured, shielded; bulletproof, impregnable, indomitable, invincible, inviolable, invulnerable, unassailable, unbeatable, unconquerable, untouchableNear Antonyms vincible, vulnerable; assailable, exposed, imperiled (or imperilled), insecure, liable, open, susceptible, undefended, unguarded, unprotected, unsecured; defenseless, helpless, powerless, weakAntonyms indefensible, untenable

  2. 2 capable of being defended with good reasoning against verbal attack <there's simply no defensible reason for dropping out of school> Synonyms defendable, tenable, justifiable, maintainable, supportable, sustainableRelated Words rational, reasonable, sensible, well-grounded; acceptable, admissible, allowable, exceptionable, legitimate, passable, unobjectionable, viable, warrantable; confirmable, provable, verifiable; explainable, explicableNear Antonyms absurd, illogical, irrational, ridiculous, unsound; extreme, outrageous, unreasonable; groundless, objectionable, unacceptable, unfounded; inexplicable, unexplainableAntonyms indefensible, insupportable, unjustifiable, unsustainable, untenable




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