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Wordnet 3.0


1. based on sound reasoning or evidence;
- Example: "well-founded suspicions"
[syn: tenable, well-founded]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tenable \Ten"a*ble\ (t[e^]n"[.a]*b'l), a. [F. tenable, fr. tenir to hold, L. tenere. See Thin, and cf. Continue, Continent, Entertain, Maintain, Tenant, Tent.] Capable of being held, maintained, or defended, as against an assailant or objector, or against attempts to take or process; as, a tenable fortress, a tenable argument. [1913 Webster] If you have hitherto concealed his sight, Let it be tenable in your silence still. --Shak. [1913 Webster] I would be the last man in the world to give up his cause when it was tenable. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

tenable adj 1: based on sound reasoning or evidence; "well-founded suspicions" [syn: tenable, well-founded]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

42 Moby Thesaurus words for "tenable": OK, acceptable, admissible, agreeable, all right, alright, arguable, believable, colorable, conceivable, condonable, credible, creditable, defendable, defensible, excusable, fiduciary, good enough, imaginable, impregnable, justifiable, maintainable, okay, passable, plausible, possible, rational, reasonable, reliable, secure, supportable, trustworthy, trusty, unexceptionable, unimpeachable, unobjectionable, unquestionable, viable, vindicable, warrantable, workable, worthy of faith