untenable

[ uhn-ten-uh-buhl ]
/ ʌnˈtɛn ə bəl /

adjective

incapable of being defended, as an argument, thesis, etc.; indefensible.
not fit to be occupied, as an apartment, house, etc.

Origin of untenable

First recorded in 1640–50; un-1 + tenable

Related forms

un·ten·a·bil·i·ty, un·ten·a·ble·ness, noun
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untenable

/ (ʌnˈtɛnəbəl) /

adjective

(of theories, propositions, etc) incapable of being maintained, defended, or vindicated
unable to be maintained against attack
rare (of a house, etc) unfit for occupation

Derived Forms

untenability or untenableness, noununtenably, adverb
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