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1. untenable

adjective. ['ənˈtɛnəbəl'] (of theories etc) incapable of being defended or justified.

Synonyms

  • indefensible

Antonyms

  • moderate
  • rational

Etymology

  • tenable (English)
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Untenable

  • amenable
  • venable

Example sentences of the word untenable


1. Adjective
Being satiated could mean the difference between blisters or untenable rent and a much more comfortable future.

Quotes containing the word untenable


1. Fanatics can justify practically any atrocity to themselves. The more untenable their position becomes, the harder they hold to it, and the worse the things they are willing to do to support it.
- Mercedes Lackey, Changes

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