defendable vs defensible

defendable defensible


  • 1) of an argument, etc. capable of being justified
  • 2) of an installation, etc. capable of being defended against armed attack
  • 3) Capable of being defended, protected, or justified.
  • 4) Capable of being defended.
  • 5) obsolete Capable of offering defense.
  • 6) capable of being defended
  • 7) Capable of being defended: as, a defensible city.
  • 8) Contributing to defense; capable of defending; prepared to defend.
  • 9) That may be vindicated, maintained, or justified: as, a defensible cause.


  • 1) Labour had arrived at a series of defensible policy positions.
  • 2) We have to make sure that any activity we take is legally defensible.
  • 3) It is not morally defensible to recycle failing teachers around the system.
  • 4) That is not a defensible position.
  • 5) This second drop was far less defensible morally, but it had the desired result.
  • 6) It's not good enough and nor is it morally defensible.
  • 7) There may be various degrees of justice within such a framework, but the system itself is morally defensible.
  • 8) East's defence was less defensible.
  • 9) There is a perfectly defensible case to be made for a Britain that engages less actively in the questions that confront the world.
  • 10) Finally, they help protect the organization from legal risk by restricting the behaviors of organizational members to those that are legally defensible.
  • 11) Unless some easily defensible frontier could be found, the northerners would remain outside the Imperial frontiers.
  • 12) On the contrary; it's perfectly logical and defensible.
  • 13) Name withheld No, it is not morally defensible.
  • 14) ‘But are the censors' actions justified or defensible?’
  • 15) ‘This is a substantially weaker thesis, and I shall assume for purposes of argument that it is defensible.’
  • 16) ‘I'm not sure how much of this is reasonable, defensible, arguable.’
  • 17) ‘I believe people today can be attracted to a belief system that is rational and defensible.’
  • 18) ‘The only sensible and morally defensible route is to promote greater understanding and tolerance, and to educate the population on immigration issues.’
  • 19) ‘But I do think Judge Cedarbaum was very clear in her reasoning, very logical and very defensible.’
  • 20) ‘Tools exist that can synthesise such data to scientific standards and provide logical and defensible conclusions about impacts on a system, a population, and society.’
  • 21) ‘That is an entirely reasonable and defensible position.’
  • 22) ‘How do we make legitimate and defensible distinctions between medically necessary and superfluous therapy?’
  • 23) ‘I simply point out that they are articles of faith, and are NOT rationally defensible standpoints as most scientists would have you believe.’
  • 24) ‘This interpretation is perfectly understandable and defensible from a moral and emotional standpoint.’
  • 25) ‘They have to come up with reasonable and defensible public policies that can be explained in terms of the public interest.’
  • 26) ‘In a meritocratic society, intelligence was a defensible rationale for social distinctions.’
  • 27) ‘It's hard to knock this decision in political terms, and it has a defensible legal rationale.’
  • 28) ‘The federal government almost always has defensible reasons for their actions.’
  • 29) ‘The Revolution was an explosion of popular violence, understandable if scarcely defensible resentment.’
  • 30) ‘Not every decision or action may be defensible, warranting both guidelines and the scrutiny the review intended.’
  • 31) ‘Self regulation is not magic: it requires substantive, defensible, and valid processes.’
  • 32) ‘The merger was a rationally defensible idea which failed because it involved too high a cultural price.’
  • 33) ‘That argument should be based on five simple and defensible propositions.’
  • 34) ‘This is to support the people of the country and to secure defensible borders for them.’
  • 35) ‘But if they decided to move in strength, he would never be able to stop them, however defensible the Gullet might be.’
  • 36) ‘The tactic of climbing over the side of the mountain, rather than maintaining a defensible position, was not militarily sound.’
  • 37) ‘The border must be rational: defensible for one group, livable for the the other.’
  • 38) ‘The principles of this were defensible space, community interaction, natural surveillance, estate design and target hardening.’
  • 39) ‘Following the war, UN resolution 242 recognized the nation's right to defensible borders, to be set in negotiations.’

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