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Meaning of TENABLE

Pronunciation:  'tenubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  based on sound reasoning or evidence; "a reasonable argument"; "well-founded suspicions"
 

TENABLE is a 7 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: reasonable, sensible, well-founded
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ten"a*ble\, a. [F. tenable, fr. tenir to hold, L.
tenere. See {Thin}, and cf. {Continue}, {Continent},
{Entertain}, {Maintain}, {Tenant}, {Tent}.]
Capable of being held, naintained, or defended, as against an
assailant or objector, or againts 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.
                                               Scott.

 

 

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