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adjective as in indefensible

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Climate change, which exacerbates these risks, seems to have finally tipped the balance of what was an increasingly untenable situation, says Anthony LeRoy Westerling, who is also at UC Merced.

This summer has seen more fires, more heat, more storms — all of it making life increasingly untenable in larger areas of the nation.

Chrome made up most of DigiTrust’s cookie aggregation, making its future untenable.

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Bloom even announced the result in a lecture, only to realize afterward that some of their shortcuts were untenable.

“I appreciate the issue getting attention because it’s just an untenable situation,” he said.

He added that if the agreement eventually proves untenable, “we could walk any time.”

Does this hunk of glass make up for his untenable relationships?

The enemy effected and exploited a breach on the left flank, rendering the friendly positions untenable.

But two failed wars and a massive national debt have made their ultra-expensive, ultra-bloody foreign policy vision untenable.

Rebel-held territory in northern Syria has grown untenable for professional journalists and aid workers as well.

The popping of dry, scrubby timber warned us that our position would soon be untenable.

Now, in our judgment, both the positions successively taken up in the Majority Report are untenable.

But in the light of scientific discoveries and demonstrations, such a belief is unfounded and utterly untenable to-day.

Hence, although seriously inconvenienced, the French did not find their position untenable.

From the square itself Beresford was forced by artillery fire to retreat, and the situation was soon seen to be untenable.


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On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to untenable, such as: illogical, unsound, flawed, and unsupportable.

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