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Defensible definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. That may be defended; as a defensible city.
2. That may be vindicated, maintained or justified; as a defensible cause.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: capable of being defended [syn: defendable, defensible]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 14th century capable of being defended <defensible theories> <a defensible hill> defensibility noun defensibly adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 justifiable; supportable by argument. 2 that can be easily defended militarily. Derivatives: defensibility n. defensibly adv. Etymology: ME f. LL defensibilis (as DEFEND)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Defensible De*fen"si*ble, a. [Cf. F. d['e]fensable, LL. defensabilis, defensibilis. See Defense, and cf. Defendable.] 1. Capable of being defended; as, a defensible city, or a defensible cause. 2. Capable of offering defense. [Obs.] --Shak.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

An opinion, system, or action that is defensible is one that people can argue is right or good. Her reasons for acting are morally defensible. ? indefensible ADJ

Moby Thesaurus

admissible, allowable, balanced, condonable, defendable, deserved, dispensable, due, equitable, even, evenhanded, excusable, exemptible, expiable, fair, fair and square, fit, forgivable, good, inoffensive, just, justifiable, justified, lawful, legal, legitimate, level, meet, meet and right, merited, pardonable, proper, reasonable, remissible, right, right and proper, rightful, square, tenable, unobjectionable, venial, vindicable, warrantable, warranted


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