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3 definitions found
 for Tenable
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tenable \Ten"a*ble\ (t[e^]n"[.a]*b'l), a. [F. tenable, fr. tenir
     to hold, L. tenere. See Thin, and cf. Continue,
     Continent, Entertain, Maintain, Tenant, Tent.]
     Capable of being held, maintained, or defended, as against an
     assailant or objector, or against attempts to take or
     process; as, a tenable fortress, a tenable argument.
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           If you have hitherto concealed his sight,
           Let it be tenable in your silence still. --Shak.
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           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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tenable
      adj 1: based on sound reasoning or evidence; "well-founded
             suspicions" [syn: tenable, well-founded]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  42 Moby Thesaurus words for "tenable":
     OK, acceptable, admissible, agreeable, all right, alright,
     arguable, believable, colorable, conceivable, condonable, credible,
     creditable, defendable, defensible, excusable, fiduciary,
     good enough, imaginable, impregnable, justifiable, maintainable,
     okay, passable, plausible, possible, rational, reasonable,
     reliable, secure, supportable, trustworthy, trusty,
     unexceptionable, unimpeachable, unobjectionable, unquestionable,
     viable, vindicable, warrantable, workable, worthy of faith
  
  

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