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synonyms for tenable

  • arguable
  • defensible
  • justifiable
  • plausible
  • rational
  • believable
  • condonable
  • credible
  • defendable
  • excusable
  • impregnable
  • maintainable
  • reliable
  • secure
  • sound
  • strong
  • trustworthy
  • viable
  • vindicable
  • warrantable
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antonyms for tenable

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  • unjustifiable
  • unreasonable
  • irrational
  • unbelievable
  • untenable
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It’s no longer tenable for companies like ExxonMobil to defy calls to align their businesses with decarbonizing the economy.
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I believe that in this case, the claim that these videos and photographs violate the dignity of the dead is neither morally tenable nor historically accurate.
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It was so expansive that once it came time for me to be serious and accept a certain type of isolation, I didn’t want to accept it, but it was tenable.
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The time may be approaching when that clever maneuver is no longer tenable.
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The shift has happened so suddenly and seismically that, to many people, the alternative no longer even appears tenable.
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He was at length convinced by the arguments of his opponents that the corn-laws were no longer tenable.
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The common theory, therefore, of the calculation of chances, appears to be tenable.
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Neither the harbour nor the town was tenable any longer, and orders were given for the embarkation of the troops.
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Our position in the fort was only tenable, provided the troops on our left held their position.
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A theory which the author continued to regard as partially tenable.
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