Untenable meaning

ŭn-tĕnə-bəl
Not capable of being maintained or defended.

An untenable position.

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(usage problem) Insupportable; intolerable.
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Untenable is defined as something that cannot be maintained or defended.

If you have a weak argument that falls apart as soon as anyone expresses any skepticism, this is an example of when you have an untenable argument.

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That cannot be held, defended, or maintained.
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Not capable of being occupied or lived in.

Untenable quarters.

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Incapable of being tenanted or occupied.
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Not able to be held, as of an opinion or position; unholdable, indefensible.

The theory of cold fusion was untenable.

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Origin of untenable