defensible

defensible
I adjective armed, believable, condonable, credible, defendable, exculpatory, excusable, impregnable, invincible, invulnerable, justifiable, justified, maintainable, pardonable, plausible, prepared, sound, supportable, tenable, unassailable, unattackable, vindicable, vindicatory, warrantable II index inexpugnable, justifiable, pardonable, plausible, tenable, unobjectionable

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  • Defensible — De*fen si*ble, a. [Cf. F. d[ e]fensable, LL. defensabilis, defensibilis. See {Defense}, and cf. {Defendable}.] 1. Capable of being defended; as, a defensible city, or a defensible cause. [1913 Webster] 2. Capable of offering defense. [Obs.] Shak …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • defensible — (ant.) adj. Defendible …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • defensible — late 13c., from O.Fr. defensable, from L.L. defensibilem (c.550), from L. defens , pp. stem of defendere (see DEFEND (Cf. defend)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • defensible — [adj] justifiable condonable, defendable, excusable, fit, logical, pardonable, permissible, plausible, proper, tenable, valid, vindicable, warrantable; concept 528 Ant. indefensible, invalid, unjustifiable, unvindicable …   New thesaurus

  • defensible — ► ADJECTIVE 1) justifiable by argument. 2) able to be defended or protected. DERIVATIVES defensibility noun defensibly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • defensible — [dē fen′sə bəl, difen′sə bəl] adj. [ME & OFr defensable < L defensabilis < defensare, intens. < defendere: see DEFEND] that can be defended, protected, or justified defensibility n. defensibly adv …   English World dictionary

  • defensible — de|fen|si|ble [dıˈfensıbəl] adj 1.) a defensible opinion, idea, or action seems reasonable, and you can easily support it ≠ ↑indefensible ▪ a morally defensible prison system 2.) a defensible building or area is easy to protect against attack… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • defensible — adjective 1 a defensible opinion or idea seems reasonable and you can easily support it: Richmond s theories are not morally defensible. 2 a defensible building or area is easy to protect against attack defensibly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • defensible — adjective Date: 14th century capable of being defended < defensible theories > < a defensible hill > • defensibility noun • defensibly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • defensible — de|fen|si|ble [ dı fensəbl ] adjective 1. ) a defensible belief or idea is one that you can support well against criticism 2. ) a defensible place is one that you can protect against attack ─ opposite INDEFENSIBLE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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