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It’s no longer tenable for companies like ExxonMobil to defy calls to align their businesses with decarbonizing the economy.

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.

From Vox

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.

From Ozy

The time may be approaching when that clever maneuver is no longer tenable.

The shift has happened so suddenly and seismically that, to many people, the alternative no longer even appears tenable.

From Fortune

They severed the last railroad lifeline into Atlanta, making the Citadel of the Confederacy as it was touted no longer tenable.

Employee dumping is when employers find it tenable to pay the per-employee penalty for not providing health insurance.

That does not mean it is practical, advisable, tenable, moral or that it should be perpetual.

On the other hand, an exclusive focus on satisfaction is not tenable either.

He was at length convinced by the arguments of his opponents that the corn-laws were no longer tenable.

The common theory, therefore, of the calculation of chances, appears to be tenable.

Neither the harbour nor the town was tenable any longer, and orders were given for the embarkation of the troops.

Our position in the fort was only tenable, provided the troops on our left held their position.

A theory which the author continued to regard as partially tenable.


On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tenable, such as: arguable, defensible, justifiable, plausible, rational, and believable.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.