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EtymologyEdit

From the French tenable, from tenir (to hold); compare tenible.

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tenable (comparative more tenable, superlative most tenable)

  1. (of a theory, argument, etc.) capable of being maintained or justified; well-founded
    Back in the 1800s, many did not consider Darwin's theory of evolution to be tenable at all.
  2. (of a defensive structure) capable of being defended against assault or attack; defensible

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AdjectiveEdit

tenable (plural tenables)

  1. tenable

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