What does the word tenable mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Tenably.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Tenableness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Capable of being held or defended.

Usage examples for tenable

  1. It's a tenable theory, doubtless. – The Loudwater Mystery by Edgar Jepson
  2. The old idea that a drop on a leaf can thus focus the sun's rays into the tissues beneath is not tenable. – Disease in Plants by H. Marshall Ward