Definitions for untenableʌnˈtɛn ə bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indefensible, untenable(adj)

    (of theories etc) incapable of being defended or justified

Wiktionary

  1. untenable(Adjective)

    Not able to be held, as of an opinion or position; unholdable, indefensible.

    The theory of cold fusion was untenable.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. District Council member Brianne Nadeau:

    This limbo that we're in because of the congressional rider is untenable, it's a big problem.

  2. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    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.

  3. Treasurer Ted Wheeler:

    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.

  4. David Daleiden:

    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.

  5. Anthony Burgess:

    Novelists are perhaps the last people in the world to be entrusted with opinions. The nature of a novel is that it has no opinions, only the dialectic of contrary views, some of which, all of which, may be untenable and even silly. A novelist should not be too intelligent either, although he may be permitted to be an intellectual.

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