(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
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.
In the nine months that the ceasefire has been observed, forces have simply paused hostilities while remaining in close proximity: there has been no joint security oversight or move toward unification or demobilization, this would be an untenable status quo even if there were political progress, which there is not.
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