Defensible

  • 1Defensible — 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 …

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  • 2defensible — I adjective armed, believable, condonable, credible, defendable, exculpatory, excusable, impregnable, invincible, invulnerable, justifiable, justified, maintainable, pardonable, plausible, prepared, sound, supportable, tenable, unassailable,… …

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  • 3defensible — (ant.) adj. Defendible …

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  • 4defensible — late 13c., from O.Fr. defensable, from L.L. defensibilem (c.550), from L. defens , pp. stem of defendere (see DEFEND (Cf. defend)) …

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  • 5defensible — [adj] justifiable condonable, defendable, excusable, fit, logical, pardonable, permissible, plausible, proper, tenable, valid, vindicable, warrantable; concept 528 Ant. indefensible, invalid, unjustifiable, unvindicable …

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  • 6defensible — ► ADJECTIVE 1) justifiable by argument. 2) able to be defended or protected. DERIVATIVES defensibility noun defensibly adverb …

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  • 7defensible — [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 …

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  • 8defensible — 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

  • 9defensible — 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

  • 10defensible — adjective Date: 14th century capable of being defended < defensible theories > < a defensible hill > • defensibility noun • defensibly adverb …

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  • 11defensible — 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 …

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  • 12defensible — [[t]dɪfe̱nsɪb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED An opinion, system, or action that is defensible is one that people can argue is right or good. Her reasons for acting are morally defensible. Ant: indefensible …

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  • 13defensible — adjective 1) a defensible attitude Syn: justifiable, arguable, tenable, defendable, supportable; plausible, sound, sensible, reasonable, rational, logical; acceptable, valid, legitimate; excusable, pardonable, understandable …

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  • 14defensible — UK [dɪˈfensəb(ə)l] / US 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 …

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  • 15defensible — defensibility, defensibleness, n. defensibly, adv. /di fen seuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being defended against assault or injury: The troops were bivouacked in a defensible position. 2. that can be defended in argument; justifiable. [1250&#8230; …

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  • 16defensible — adjective a) capable of being defended against armed attack b) capable of being justified Syn: defendable …

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  • 17defensible — Synonyms and related words: admissible, allowable, balanced, condonable, defendable, deserved, dispensable, due, equitable, even, evenhanded, excusable, exemptible, expiable, fair, fair and square, fit, forgivable, good, inoffensive, just,&#8230; …

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  • 18defensible — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. justifiable, tenable, warrantable. See evidence.Ant., indefensible, weak. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. justifiable, proper, permissible, tenable; see excusable , fit 1 , 2 , logical 1 . III (Roget s&#8230; …

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  • 19defensible — RG. 549 …

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  • 20defensible — de·fen·si·ble || dɪ fensÉ™bl adj. capable of being defended …

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