- practicable or feasible: He needs a workable schedule.
- capable of or suitable for being worked.
Origin of workable
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Examples from the Web for unworkable
Its most far-reaching elements have proved unconstitutional, unworkable, or politically unsustainable.How America's Harshest Immigration Law Failed
December 18, 2013
Passing this unworkable, ramshackle bill is counterproductive or irrelevant to that task."Kill the Bill"
July 9, 2013
What exists now is unworkable, untenable, and damn near unendurable.Memo to the South: Go Ahead, Secede Already!
April 30, 2013
Significant stakeholders believe that the Gehry design is, regretfully, unworkable.The Eisenhower Family Objects to the Eisenhower Monument
March 21, 2013
He did not want to tell a roomful of hard partisans that their ideology is unworkable.Romney and FEMA: Read Between the Lines
October 29, 2012
The starboard boats were unworkable owing to the list to port.The Beach of Dreams
H. De Vere Stacpoole
She had split her rudder-post so as to make her unworkable, and now we have her in tow.Adrift in the Arctic Ice Pack
Elisha Kent Kane
He found it impossible, unworkable, and therefore not beautiful.The Hearts of Men
The Palmer diggings are now deserted, as they are said to be unworkable.Two Years Among the Savages of New Guinea.
W. D. Pitcairn
Conscription in Ireland would be "impracticable, unworkable and impossible."John Redmond's Last Years
- not practicable or feasible
- practicable or feasible
- able to be worked
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Word Origin and History for unworkable
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