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1. Inexcusable; unpardonable: indefensible behavior.
2. Invalid; untenable: an indefensible assumption.
3. Vulnerable to physical attack: indefensible borders.

in′de·fen′si·bil′i·ty, in′de·fen′si·ble·ness n.
in′de·fen′si·bly adv.
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[ˌɪndɪˈfensəblɪ] ADV [behave, act] → de una forma injustificable
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I descended a little on the side of that delicious vale, surveying it with a secret kind of pleasure, though mixed with my other afflicting thoughts, to think that this was all my own; that I was king and lord of all this country indefensibly, and had a right of possession; and if I could convey it, I might have it in inheritance as completely as any lord of a manor in England.
YET again we find we have reached the time of the year when our beloved countryside is invaded by the whooping, blood-hungry members of the hunting fraternity, who carry on as if this indefensibly cruel and wicked little pastime had not been outlawed two years ago.
Hunter, who has already been sent off twice this season, made it a forgettable hat-trick just after the half hour when he floored Mills with an indefensibly late challenge.
I am puzzled by your indefensibly sexist suggestion that there should be special loos for women only.
Commonwealth.(251) The second followed Emery and involved a very broad protective immunity statute,(252) and the third was later questioned by the court that initially decided it.(253) Indefensibly, the U.S.
It is an appeal, however, primarily because our punishments tend to be indefensibly high--any way to reduce them seems a move in the right direction.
His position with respect to the Privileges and Immunities Clause, meanwhile, is indefensibly dismissive.
The indefensibly awful has been elevated to cult greatness on many an occasion because of it.
When indeed will this foolish hierarchy understand that with its silly hectoring against levelling of accusations and counter-accusation, it simply is unwittingly giving more life to the Indian deceitful posturing of innocence and piety while throwing Pakistan in the dock yet more indefensibly? If indeed the Indians feel no hesitation in speaking against Pakistan, what it is that inhibits the Islamabad ruling hierarchy to make its say likewise?
Nine years for all that sounds paltry, but the reality of four and a half, less time already served, is simply, indefensibly, inadequate.
He was involved in a tussle with Danny Higginbotham and the over-zealous Seth Johnson in the 71st minute and indefensibly spat at the ex-Manchester United youngster and was red carded.
Shadow Schools Minister Kevin Brennan said: "David Cameron has indefensibly diverted millions away from children in areas with a shortage of school places, choosing instead to open free schools in areas where there are already enough places.