What is another word for untenable?

Pronunciation: [ʌntˈɛnəbə͡l] (IPA)

Untenable is a word that refers to something that is unsustainable, unworkable, or impractical. There are several synonyms for untenable, including unsustainable, impracticable, unfeasible, unworkable, impossible, inoperable, unrealistic, illogical, and unsound. When a situation, argument, or idea is untenable, it means that it is not tenable or supportable and cannot be maintained or justified. In business, untenable circumstances may arise when a company cannot meet its financial obligations or when a project is not viable. In politics, an untenable position may lead to a politician's downfall or loss of credibility. Overall, the word untenable conveys a sense of vulnerability and uncertainty, indicating a situation that cannot be sustained.

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What are the opposite words for untenable?

Untenable, which means something that is not capable of being defended or justified, can be paired with a number of antonyms to convey a more positive meaning. Some antonyms for untenable include tenable, feasible, viable, justifiable and sustainable. Tenable refers to something that is able to be justified or defended, while feasible means something that is possible to be achieved or carried out. Viable is used to describe something that is likely to be successful, and justifiable means able to be explained or defended. Sustainable is used to describe something that is able to be maintained and/or continued over time. By using these antonyms, one can convey a completely opposite and more positive message than when using the word untenable.

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Usage examples for Untenable

What object could he have in writing an elaborate work to support a theory which he knew all the time to be untenable?
"Luck or Cunning?"
Samuel Butler
Perhaps because the situation was so novel, so untenable.
"Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course"
W. B. M. Ferguson
The victorious Prince left no garrison, because their insignificant works were untenable; but left an humbled people, and marched to the reduction of Lichfield.
"An History of Birmingham (1783)"
William Hutton

Famous quotes with Untenable

  • If we don't act now, the death tax will come back in just a few years. Under current law the death tax is phased out in 2010 but comes back in full force in 2011. That is a ridiculous and untenable policy.
    Christopher Bond
  • Any acceleration constitutes progress, Miss Glory. Nature had no understanding of the modern rate of work. From a technical standpoint the whole of childhood is pure nonsense. Simply wasted time. An untenable waste of time.
    Karel Capek
  • In order to maintain an untenable position, you have to be actively ignorant. One motto on the show is, 'Keep your facts, I'm going with the truth.'
    Stephen Colbert
  • There is no dispute that Albany needs to be changed. There is no dispute that the current situation in Albany is untenable. Nobody knows that better than I do.
    Andrew Cuomo
  • This position is untenable, and there can be no pause in the agitation for full political power and responsibility until these are granted to all the women of the nation.
    Florence Kelley

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