Definition of unworkable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈwəːkəb(ə)l/


1Not able to function or be carried out successfully; impractical: an unworkable scheme
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  • Workers previously rejected the firm's plans to reduce staffing levels on a voluntary basis as impractical and unworkable.
  • This current system is unworkable, impractical and damaging to the physical and economic health of our once lovely Auld Grey Town.
  • He said their proposals were too widely drawn, impractical and unworkable.
2(Of a material) not able to be worked: the alloy becomes brittle and almost unworkable
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  • This area had been damaged so many times the metal was unworkable and the raised section needed to be replaced.



Pronunciation: /ʌnwəːkəˈbɪlɪti/
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  • Hopefully, enough conservative voices speak out to prevent the country from declining further into the chaos and unworkability of full-blown socialism.
  • The invasion and occupation of Iraq offers abundant evidence of the inherent unworkability of a policy of preventive war.
  • For centuries this was the classic text demonstrating the unworkability of democracy.


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  • But the main engines of the world economy have been insulated against wildly fluctuating and unworkably high prices by the presence of excess capacity, especially in the hands of American puppet regimes like the House of Saud.
  • Local income tax would be administered by employers through the Pay As You Earn system - but some tax experts think the mechanics would be unworkably complicated.
  • Surely we weren't the only family to find the scheduled time unworkably late.



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