Definition of untenable

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1. Not able to be held, as of an opinion or position; unholdable, indefensible.
The theory of cold fusion was untenable.
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Compassion is a very untenable ground.
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Even after the rise of Stalin, when it became untenable to practice one’s faith, his father had not abandoned his beliefs.
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...my position in Cuba is untenable.
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The present increase in haulage in Europe is untenable in the long term.
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Another untenable argument is that not only should the external costs be charged on but the external benefits should be credited.
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Anything else would be untenable.
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At present the situation is untenable.
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Continuing the notion that everyone is equally interested in everything is untenable and discredits the EU itself.
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David Cameron's position on the Lisbon Treaty is quite untenable.
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EU policy - championed by the Council and the Commission - is untenable, cynical and unacceptable to the Arab population.
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