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defensible

[ dih-fen-suh-buhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF defensible

Synonyms for defensible

  • logical
  • permissible
  • plausible
  • tenable
  • valid
  • condonable
  • defendable
  • excusable
  • fit
  • pardonable
  • proper
  • vindicable
  • warrantable
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Antonyms for defensible

  • improbable
  • irrational
  • unbelievable
  • unlikely
  • unreasonable
  • indefensible
  • invalid
  • unjustifiable
  • unvindicable
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEFENSIBLE

Knoxville at this time was by no means in a defensible condition.

The pasturing of orchards is often defensible and sometimes even desirable.

I have done many things in my political career that are not defensible.

This attitude toward life is defensible on the highest grounds.

Of course, this rock of Orvieto is the most defensible position in Italy.

Indeed, the town is not, nor ever has been, defensible by the rules of art.

From the forks it was difficult to escape, but the place was defensible.

But he never did, and so its defensible properties remain only x.

The actions of this portion of his life are the least defensible of any portion of it.

It was necessary, indeed, that it should be defensible both in the front and in the rear.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., from Old French defensable, from Late Latin defensibilem, from Latin defens-, past participle stem of defendere (see defend).

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