defensible

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

Definition of defensible

  1. :  capable of being defended <defensible theories> <a defensible hill>

defensibility

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defensibly

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Examples of defensible in a sentence

  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.

14th Century

First Known Use of defensible

14th century


DEFENSIBLE Defined for English Language Learners

defensible

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

Definition of defensible for English Language Learners

  • : able to be thought of as good or acceptable

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


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