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feasible

[fee-zuh-buh l] /ˈfi zə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being done, effected, or accomplished:
a feasible plan.
2.
probable; likely:
a feasible theory.
3.
suitable:
a road feasible for travel.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English feseable, faisible < Anglo-French, Old French, equivalent to fes-, fais- (variant stem of faire < Latin facere to do) + -ible -ible
Related forms
feasibility, feasibleness, noun
feasibly, adverb
nonfeasibility, noun
nonfeasible, adjective
nonfeasibleness, noun
nonfeasibly, adverb
unfeasibility, noun
unfeasible, adjective
unfeasibleness, noun
unfeasibly, adverb
Can be confused
feasible, viable.
Synonyms
1. See possible.
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  • Though possible in theory, the cost and effort of doing so makes this unfeasible in practice.
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British Dictionary definitions for unfeasible

unfeasible

/ʌnˈfiːzəbəl/
adjective
1.
not able to be done or put into effect; impossible

feasible

/ˈfiːzəbəl/
adjective
1.
able to be done or put into effect; possible
2.
likely; probable: a feasible excuse
Derived Forms
feasibility, feasibleness, noun
feasibly, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Anglo-French faisable, from faire to do, from Latin facere
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Word Origin and History for unfeasible
adj.

1520s, from un- (1) "not" + feasible.

feasible

adj.

"capable of being done, accomplished or carried out," mid-15c., from Anglo-French faisible, from Old French faisable "possible, easy, convenient," from fais-, stem of faire "do, make," from Latin facere "do, perform" (see factitious). Fowler recommends this word only for those "who feel that the use of an ordinary word for an ordinary notion does not do justice to their vocabulary or sufficiently exhibit their cultivation."

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