(of theories etc) incapable of being defended or justified
Not able to be held, as of an opinion or position; unholdable, indefensible.
The theory of cold fusion was untenable.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
un-ten′a-bl, adj. not tenable, not defensible.—ns. Untenabil′ity, Unten′ableness.
The numerical value of untenable in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of untenable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Facts in this case do not support the original charges, prosecution is untenable.
This limbo that we're in because of the congressional rider is untenable, it's a big problem.
I hear it said that West Berlin is militarily untenable-and so was Bastogne, and so, in fact, was Stalingrad. Any danger spot is tenable if men-brave men-will make it so.
Unfortunately, the current situation has become untenable, and I cannot imagine any scenario by which things improve. Oregon deserves a Governor who is fully focused on the duties of state.
Planned Parenthood's only denial is that they make money off of baby parts, but that is a desperate lie that becomes more and more untenable as CMP reveals Planned Parenthood's business operations and statements that prove otherwise.
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