Defendable vs. Defensible - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Defendable (adjective)

    Capable of being defended.

  • Defensible (adjective)

    capable of being defended against armed attack

  • Defensible (adjective)

    capable of being justified

Oxford Dictionary

  • Defensible (adjective)

    justifiable by argument

    "a morally defensible penal system"

  • Defensible (adjective)

    able to be protected

    "a fort with a defensible yard at its feet"

Webster Dictionary

  • Defendable (adjective)

    Capable of being defended; defensible.

  • Defensible (adjective)

    Capable of being defended; as, a defensible city, or a defensible cause.

  • Defensible (adjective)

    Capable of offering defense.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Defendable (adjective)

    capable of being defended

  • Defensible (adjective)

    capable of being defended

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