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The Collaborative International Dictionary

Infeasible \In*fea"si*ble\, a. Not capable of being done or accomplished; impracticable.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1530s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + feasible.


a. Not feasible.


adj. not capable of being carried out or put into practice; "refloating the sunken ship proved impracticable because of its fragility"; "a suggested reform that was unfeasible in the prevailing circumstances" [syn: impracticable, unfeasible, unworkable]

Usage examples of "infeasible".

No theory was so farfetched, no suggestion so infeasible, that it did not find its advocates.

What the man was saying seemed impossible, and yet, Archer was sitting in the middle of his living room, which he knew to be an equally infeasible feat.

Each day we discovered that more and more of our plans regarding the Quest were infeasible, or not the accepted method.

If your estate as a recently freed prisoner, your blackness, or your poverty render it infeasible for you to lay hands on two suitable weapons, pray inform me and I shall see to it that they are provided.

For those reasons, it would likely also be politically infeasible to resettle the Solacians quickly out of system.

Often the female would become impregnated when reproduction was infeasible or undesirable due to economic, health or social conditions.

Niven was arguing that anarchy was infeasible because of the way things are now or the way they will be in the near future in Los Angeles.

They new this proposal to be politically infeasible, but it kept the issue near the forefront of emotional debate about moral values.

These Rube Goldberg efforts to deploy an antimissile system have been strongly supported by powerful military-industrial political forces and by a few true believers who are convinced that any defense effort, no matter how costly or infeasible, is justifiedwhether during the Cold War with the Soviets or, in more recent times, against terrorist attacks.

A quondam system of check marks employed in checking titles, epigrams, and so forth, has proved infeasible to reproduce in the present Arkham House edition.