AskDefine | Define untenable

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untenable adj : (of theories etc) incapable of being defended or justified [syn: indefensible]

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Etymology

From un-, not + tenable, holdable, from Latin tenabilis, from tenere, hold + -abilis, able

Adjective

untenable
  1. Not able to be held, as of an opinion or position; unholdable, indefensible.
    "The theory of cold fusion was untenable."

Translations

Not able to be held, as of an opinion or position

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