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One entry found for tenable.
Entry Word: tenable
Function: adjective
Text: 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 defensible
Related Words defended, guarded, protected, safeguarded, secure, secured, shielded; impregnable, indomitable, invincible, inviolable, invulnerable, unassailable, unbeatable, unconquerable, untouchable
Near Antonyms assailable, exposed, insecure, liable, open, susceptible, undefended, unguarded, unprotected, unsecured, unshielded; defenseless, helpless, powerless, vulnerable, weak
Antonyms 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 defendable, defensible, justifiable, maintainable, supportable, sustainable
Related Words rational, reasonable, sensible; acceptable, admissible, allowable, exceptionable, legitimate, passable, unobjectionable, viable, warrantable; confirmable, provable, verifiable; explainable, explicable
Near Antonyms absurd, irrational, ridiculous; extreme, outrageous, unreasonable; groundless, objectionable, unacceptable, unfounded; inexplicable, unexplainable
Antonyms indefensible, insupportable, unjustifiable, untenable