indefensible

adjective in·de·fen·si·ble \ ˌin-di-ˈfen(t)-sə-bəl \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of indefensible

1 a : incapable of being maintained as right or valid : untenable
b : incapable of being justified or excused : inexcusable
  • indefensible comments
2 : incapable of being protected against physical attack

indefensibility

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

indefensibly

play \ˌin-di-ˈfen(t)-sə-blē\ adverb

Examples of indefensible in a Sentence

  1. The company adopted an indefensible position on the issue.

  2. His behavior is ethically indefensible.

  3. The city is in an indefensible location.

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First Known Use of indefensible

1529


INDEFENSIBLE Defined for English Language Learners

indefensible

adjective

Definition of indefensible for English Language Learners

  • : not able to be thought of as good or acceptable

  • : not able to be kept safe from damage or harm


INDEFENSIBLE Defined for Kids

indefensible

adjective in·de·fen·si·ble \ ˌin-di-ˈfen-sə-bəl \

Definition of indefensible for Students

: impossible to defend
  • Your rudeness is indefensible.


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