Tenable vs Tenacious - What's the difference?

tenable | tenacious |


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.

tenable

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • capable of being maintained or justified; well-founded
  • Back in the 1800s, many did not consider Darwin's theory of evolution to be tenable at all.
  • (of a defensive structure) capable of being defended against assault or attack; defensible
  • Antonyms

    * untenable

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    tenacious

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • clinging to an object or surface; adhesive
  • unwilling to yield or give up; dogged
  • holding together; cohesive
  • having a good memory; retentive
  • Synonyms

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