indefensible
I adjective accessible, assailable, capable of being conquered, capable of being overcome, conquerable, defenseless, exposed, helpless, inexcusable, inexpiable, insupportable, pregnable, quod defendi non potest, unfortified, unguarded, unjustifiable, unprotected, untenable, unwarrantable, vincible, vulnerable II index blameful, blameworthy, illogical, inadequate, inexcusable, inexpiable, powerless, reprehensible, unjustifiable, unreasonable, untenable, unwarranted, vulnerable

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  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indefensible — (adj.) 1520s, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + DEFENSIBLE (Cf. defensible). Related: Indefensibly …   Etymology dictionary

  • indefensible — [adj] inexcusable bad, faulty, inexpiable, insupportable, unforgivable, unjustifiable, unpardonable, untenable, unwarrantable, wrong; concepts 545,548 Ant. defensible, excusable, justifiable, justified …   New thesaurus

  • indefensible — adj. p. us. indefendible …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • indefensible — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not justifiable by argument. DERIVATIVES indefensibly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • indefensible — [in΄dē fen′sə bəl, in΄difen′sə bəl] adj. 1. that cannot be defended or protected 2. that cannot be justified or excused; inexcusable indefensibility n. indefensibly adv …   English World dictionary

  • indefensible — [[t]ɪ̱ndɪfe̱nsɪb(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you say that a statement, action, or idea is indefensible, you mean that it cannot be justified or supported because it is completely wrong or unacceptable. His action was indefensible... She described… …   English dictionary

  • indefensible — indefensibility, indefensibleness, n. indefensibly, adv. /in di fen seuh beuhl/, adj. 1. not justifiable; inexcusable: indefensible behavior. 2. incapable of being protected or defended against attack: an indefensible town. 3. incapable of being… …   Universalium

  • indefensible — in|de|fen|si|ble [ ,ındı fensəbl ] adjective 1. ) impossible to defend from criticism: a morally indefensible statement defend the indefensible: Opposition Members are still trying to defend the indefensible. 2. ) impossible to protect against… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • indefensible — UK [ˌɪndɪˈfensəb(ə)l] / US adjective 1) impossible to defend from criticism a morally indefensible statement defend the indefensible: Opposition Members are still trying to defend the indefensible. 2) impossible to protect against military attack …   English dictionary

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