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feasible

Syllabification: fea·si·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈfēzəb(ə)l
 
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Definition of feasible in English:

adjective

1Possible to do easily or conveniently: it is not feasible to put most finds from excavations on public display
More example sentences
  • This is an especially useful method for limiting items to only those considered feasible in practice.
  • However, this time consuming procedure is hardly feasible in general practice and therefore is seldom done.
  • We truly believe that this is a transport policy that is manageable, practical and feasible.
Synonyms
practicable, practical, workable, achievable, attainable, realizable, viable, realistic, sensible, reasonable, within reason;
suitable, possible, expedient
informal doable
1.1 informal Likely; probable: the most feasible explanation
More example sentences
  • It is a perfectly feasible religious position to imagine a god as non-interventionist.
  • I think it's actually still a feasible explanation.
  • A feasible explanation for this discrepancy can be found in this work.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French faisible, from fais-, stem of faire 'do, make', from Latin facere.

Usage

The primary meaning of feasible is ‘capable of being done or effected.’ There is rarely a need to use feasible to meanlikely’ or ‘probable’ when those words can do the job. There are cases, however, in which a careful writer finds that the sense of likelihood or probability (as with an explanation or theory) is more naturally or idiomatically expressed with feasible than with possible or probable.

Derivatives

feasibly

1
Pronunciation: /-zəblē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Once this debt has been repaid you should invest as much as feasibly possible while you are still working so as to have a sufficient retirement fund.
  • Fortunately, that didn't stop them from assisting each other as much as feasibly possible.
  • She had drawn James as far away from them as feasibly possible without making it obviously so.

Words that rhyme with feasible

discerptiblepersuasible

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