Synonyms and Antonyms of tenable
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 of tenable defendable, defensible Words Related to tenable defended, guarded, protected, safeguarded, secure, secured, shielded; bulletproof, impregnable, indomitable, invincible, inviolable, invulnerable, unassailable, unbeatable, unconquerable, untouchable Near Antonyms of tenable vincible, vulnerable; assailable, exposed, imperiled (or imperilled), insecure, liable, open, susceptible, undefended, unguarded, unprotected, unsecured; defenseless, helpless, powerless, weak Antonyms of tenable indefensible, untenable
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 of tenable defendable, defensible, justifiable, maintainable, supportable, sustainable Words Related to tenable rational, reasonable, sensible, well-grounded; acceptable, admissible, allowable, exceptionable, legitimate, passable, unobjectionable, viable, warrantable; confirmable, provable, verifiable; explainable, explicable Near Antonyms of tenable absurd, illogical, irrational, ridiculous, unsound; extreme, outrageous, unreasonable; groundless, objectionable, unacceptable, unfounded; inexplicable, unexplainable Antonyms of tenable indefensible, insupportable, unjustifiable, unsustainable, untenable
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