As adjectives the difference between tenable and tenacious
is that tenable
is capable of being maintained or justified; well-founded while tenacious
is clinging to an object or surface; adhesive.
capable of being maintained or justified; well-founded
(of a defensive structure) capable of being defended against assault or attack; defensible
- Back in the 1800s, many did not consider Darwin's theory of evolution to be tenable at all.
clinging to an object or surface; adhesive
unwilling to yield or give up; dogged
holding together; cohesive
having a good memory; retentive
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