1. [syn: tenable, well-founded]
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3 definitions retrieved:
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.
If you have hitherto concealed his sight,
Let it be tenable in your silence still. --Shak.
I would be the last man in the world to give up his
cause when it was tenable. --Sir W.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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