Meaning of 'indefensible'

Find the meaning of the word ‘indefensible’

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Meaning of ‘indefensible’

3 definitions found.



so horrible and distasteful to people that it's incapable of being justified or explained

Example: "The way you treated them was absolutely indefensible."

Synonyms: insupportable unjustifiable unwarrantable unwarranted


incapable of being logically explained as a concept or idea

Example: "The theory was indefensible, and was quickly dismissed by the scientific community."

Synonyms: untenable


not able to be protected against a literal attack

Example: "The lack of a natural barrier made the city almost indefensible."

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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