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ˈtɛn ə bəlten·able

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  1. tenableadjective


  2. tenableadjective

    Back in the 1800s, many did not consider Darwin's theory of evolution to be tenable at all.


  3. tenableadjective


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tenable

    maintainable, defensible, justifiable, sound, reasonable, consistent

    untenable, indefensible, unjustifiable, weak, hollow, fallacious, unreasonable, inconsistent, irrational, absurd

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tenable, well-foundedadjective

    based on sound reasoning or evidence

    "well-founded suspicions"



Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tenableadjective

    defensible, capable of being held or defended

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  1. Judge Brenda Penny:

    Suspension is in the best interests of Britney Spears, the current situation is not tenable.

  2. Antony Blinken:

    And while authoritarian regimes deny access to their networks, they actively reach into others and into ours -- taking advantage of and meddling in more open societies. It's no wonder that some countries are asking whether the principles around which we've organized the internet are still relevant or still tenable.

  3. President Uhuru Kenyatta:

    None of these options is tenable, our county must live within its means.

  4. Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirbydistanced:

    It is simply not clear to us that there is substantive rationale for it, we will continue to consult with Poland and our other NATO allies about this issue and the difficult logistical challenges it presents, but we do not believe Poland's proposal is a tenable one.

  5. Hogan Gidley:

    John Bolton's priorities and policies just don't line up with the President's and any sitting president has the right to put someone in that position that can carry out his agenda. That became no longer tenable so the President made a change.

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