indefensible indefensible  /ɪn dɪ ˈfɛn sə bəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) (of theories etc) incapable of being defended or justified
  2. (adj) not able to be protected against attack
  3. (adj) incapable of being justified or explained

Usage(s):

  1. Obviously, I find these remarks and others deeply offensive and indefensible, and I repudiate them.
  2. I regard as indefensible the fact that I did not report the accident to the police immediately.
  3. The destruction of the fetus, the church teaches, is a morally indefensible attack on human life.

News

  1. President Obama's Uphill Defense of the NSA Surveillance: Trust Us, Because ... Trust Us

    President Obama is having a hard time defending the gushing leaks from the NSA's surveillance programs. It's not because he finds them indefensible; he seems emphatic that although he was worried about these programs as a senator and candidate, seeing them in action and seeing the oversights in place put him at ease.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News

  2. What a bunch of junk

    How much junk mail does the U.S. Postal Service need to send to make up an indefensible deficit of $25 million a day?
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Fairfax County Times

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