unsupportable

adjective
un·sup·port·able | \ ˌən-sə-ˈpȯr-tə-bəl \

Definition of unsupportable 

: unable to be supported an unsupportable burden an unsupportable claim

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The lawsuit against Stine Seed Company is without merit and factually unsupportable. Scott Berson, charlotteobserver, "Black farmers were sold ‘weaponized’ seed, and racism may be to blame, lawsuit says," 11 July 2018 Alberto Gallo of Algebris, an investment firm, estimates that yields would have to be at least 4-4.5% for several months before higher coupon payments would make debt unsupportable. The Economist, "Italy’s political crisis is roiling financial markets once more," 31 May 2018 Sooner or later, the absurdity of it all becomes unsupportable. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "Republicans Who Ran on 'Government Is Bad' Are Now the Government," 29 Aug. 2017 However, as New York’s Eric Levitz explained, Sanders didn’t lose solely due to the DNC’s scheming: The notion that Sanders would have won the primary had the DNC not favored Clinton’s campaign remains unsupportable. Margaret Hartmann, Daily Intelligencer, "Elizabeth Warren Agrees That the Democratic Primary Was ‘Rigged’," 3 Nov. 2017 There is now a strange network of survivors, of the people bearing unsupportable sorrow as a result of gun violence, either under the color of law or not. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "'They Come for My Rights in the Morning, They Will Come for Yours in the Afternoon.'," 15 Aug. 2016 EFF lawyers wrote in Thursday's letter that Zillow's accusations were frivolous and unsupportable. Brian Fung, chicagotribune.com, "McMansion Hell, blog that skewers tacky homes, wins legal battle with Zillow," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of unsupportable

1586, in the meaning defined above

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