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"defensible" in British English

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defensibleadjective

uk   us   /dɪˈfen.sɪ.bl̩/ (US also defendable)
able to be ​protected from ​attack, or ​able to be ​supported by ​argument: A ​citybuilt on an ​island is ​easily defensible. High ​petroltaxes are defensible on ​ecologicalgrounds.
(Definition of defensible from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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defensibleadjective

 us   /dɪˈfen·sə·bəl/
able to be ​supported by ​argument, esp. when ​criticized: He’s ​presenting a ​plan that is ​morally defensible and ​politicallyrealistic.
(Definition of defensible from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “defensible”
in Chinese (Simplified) 有防卫能力的, 合乎情理的,有正当理由的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有防衛能力的, 合乎情理的,有正當理由的…
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