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indefensible Explained

indefensible at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[ındı'fensəbəl]

indefensible at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1529, from in- "not" + defensible (see defense). ///

indefensible at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj
1 too bad to be excused or defended: --The law is morally indefensible and in need of reform.//
2 impossible or very difficult to defend from military attack: -- indefensibly adv //

indefensible at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

19 Moby Thesaurus words for "indefensible":
exceptionable, impossible, inadmissible, inexcusable, inexpiable,
intolerable, irremissible, objectionable, unacceptable,
unallowable, unconscionable, undesirable, unforgivable,
unjustifiable, unpardonable, unreasonable, unsuitable, untenable,
unwarrantable

indefensible at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Impotence): powerless, impotent, unable, incapable, incompetent, inefficient, ineffective, inept, unfit, unqualified, disqualified, unendowed, inept, crippled, disabled, harmless, unarmed, weaponless, defenseless, unfortified, indefensible, untenable, paralytic, paralyzed.

[ADJ] (Accusation): accusable, indefensible, inexcusable, unpardonable, unjustifiable, vicious.

indefensible at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective
1 that cannot be defended or excused because it is morally unacceptable:
indefensible behaviour * The minister was accused of defending the indefensible.
2 (of a place or building) impossible to defend from military attack

Indefensible at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Indefensible \In`de*fen"si*ble\, [Pref. in- not + defensible:
cf. OF. indefensible, indefensable.]
Not defensible; not capable of being defended, maintained,
vindicated, or justified; unjustifiable; untenable; as, an
indefensible fortress, position, cause, etc.

Men find that something can be said in favor of what,
on the very proposal, they thought utterly
indefensible. --Burke.

indefensible at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

indefensible
adj 1: (of theories etc) incapable of being defended or justified
[syn: {untenable}]
2: incapable of being justified or explained [syn: {insupportable},
{unjustifiable}, {unwarrantable}, {unwarranted}]

indefensible at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

Inter: prefix » in|defensible

Adjective

Inter: en-ad » j
  • Not defensible; not capable of being defended; vulnerable.
    1. Incapable of being justified or excused; inexcusable; unpardonable.
    2. Incapable of being explained; untenable; insupportable; invalid.


    Antonyms

    * defensible

    Derived terms

    * indefensibility
    • indefensibleness
    • indefensibly

      See also

      * undefendable

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » not capable of being defended
    • Polish: nie do obrony


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » incapable of being justified
    • Polish: nie do usprawiedliwienia


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » indefensible
    Translation: kn » indefensible
    Translation: my » indefensible
    Translation: pl » indefensible
    Translation: ta » indefensible
    Translation: te » indefensible
    Translation: vi » indefensible
    Translation: zh » indefensible