untenable

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un- +‎ tenable

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untenable (comparative more untenable, superlative most untenable)

  1. Not able to be held, as of an opinion or position; unholdable, indefensible.
    The theory of cold fusion was untenable.

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  • Nouns often used with "controversial": argument, doctrine, theory, hypothesis, view, position, notion, etc..

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