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tenable

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of tenable

  1. 1 capable of being defended against physical attack <the soldiers' encampment on the open plain was not tenable, so they retreated to higher ground> Synonyms defendable, defensible Related Words defended, guarded, protected, safeguarded, secure, secured, shielded; bulletproof, impregnable, indomitable, invincible, inviolable, invulnerable, unassailable, unbeatable, unconquerable, untouchable Near Antonyms vincible, vulnerable; assailable, exposed, imperiled (or imperilled), insecure, liable, open, susceptible, undefended, unguarded, unprotected, unsecured; defenseless, helpless, powerless, weak Antonyms indefensible, untenable

  2. 2 capable of being defended with good reasoning against verbal attack <the tenable theory that a giant meteor strike set off a chain of events resulting in the demise of the dinosaurs> Synonyms defendable, defensible, justifiable, maintainable, supportable, sustainable Related Words rational, reasonable, sensible, well-grounded; acceptable, admissible, allowable, exceptionable, legitimate, passable, unobjectionable, viable, warrantable; confirmable, provable, verifiable; explainable, explicable Near Antonyms absurd, illogical, irrational, ridiculous, unsound; extreme, outrageous, unreasonable; groundless, objectionable, unacceptable, unfounded; inexplicable, unexplainable Antonyms indefensible, insupportable, unjustifiable, unsustainable, untenable




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