American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Being such that defense or maintenance is impossible: an untenable position.
- adj. Being such that occupation or habitation is impossible: untenable quarters.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not tenable; that cannot be held in possession: as, an untenable post or fort. That cannot be maintained by argument; not defensible: as, an untenable doctrine.
- adj. Not able to be held, as of an opinion or position; unholdable, indefensible.
- adj. (of theories etc) incapable of being defended or justified
- un- + tenable (Wiktionary)
“Moosa, on Wednesday to intervene in what it called the untenable situation of South Africa's conservation sector.”
“His plan to offer up the goddess Freia to the giants who built Valhalla is untenable from the start, as it would mean forcing the Gods to give up their eternal youth (her golden apples do a lot more than just keep the doctor away -- and remember, there was no Botox in 19th century Germany).”
“There are many innocent victims but also many many people that put themselves in untenable positions with purchases that they could barely afford and too little savings to weather a storm.”
“Mostly all the European countries tried and find themselves in untenable positions.”
“He must be at liberty to assume disguises, to balance precariously in untenable positions, to sacrifice the letter of the truth to the spirit of it.”
“The 29-year-old has claimed his position in the England squad is "untenable" - a decision related to the alleged affair between his former Chelsea team-mate John Terry and Vanessa Perroncel, the mother of his young son.”
“At a farmers 'regional congress at George, WCAU chairman Chris du Toit described as untenable and draconian proposals allowing farmworkers to strike while receiving all the benefits of life on farms, and trade unions access to farmers' financial statements.”
“Croghan remarked, as we listened to the uproar, "Fort Stephenson can hardly be called untenable against heavy artillery.”
“His departure - after he said his position was "untenable" - followed those of Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Giles Fraser and part-time chaplain Fraser Dyer.”
“For it is evident that the principle which silly and ignorant fanatics have called untenable is essential to the institution of property, and that, if you take away that principle, you will produce evils resembling those which would be produced by a general confiscation.”
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