defensible

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

Definition of defensible

:capable of being defended
  • defensible theories
  • a defensible hill

defensibility

play \di-ˌfen(t)-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē, ˌdē-\ noun

defensibly

play \-blē\ adverb

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.

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First Known Use of defensible

14th century


DEFENSIBLE Defined for English Language Learners

defensible

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adjective

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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