Part of speech: adjective

capable of being defended

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Usage examples "defensible":

  1. This use of leave as a neuter verb, however attractive from its brevity, is not defensible. - "Essays Æsthetical", George Calvert.
  2. Nevertheless, it is defensible, on the supposition that Solomon- the- son- of- David is a single many- worded name. - "The English Language", Robert Gordon Latham.
  3. The A major intermezzo, with its booming cannons and reverberating overtones, is not easily defensible on the score of form, yet it unmistakably fits in the picture. - "Chopin: The Man and His Music", James Huneker.