What does untenable mean?

Definitions for untenableʌnˈtɛn ə bəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word untenable.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. indefensible, untenable(adj)

    (of theories etc) incapable of being defended or justified


  1. untenable(Adjective)

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

    The theory of cold fusion was untenable.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Untenable

    un-ten′a-bl, adj. not tenable, not defensible.—ns. Untenabil′ity, Unten′ableness.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of untenable in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of untenable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John McCarthy:

    Facts in this case do not support the original charges, prosecution is untenable.

  2. District Council member Brianne Nadeau:

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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