feasible

[ fee-zuh-buh l ]
/ ˈfi zə bəl /

adjective

capable of being done, effected, or accomplished: a feasible plan.
probable; likely: a feasible theory.
suitable: a road feasible for travel.

Nearby words

  1. fearsome,
  2. fearsomely,
  3. feasance,
  4. feasibility,
  5. feasibility study,
  6. feasibly,
  7. feast,
  8. feast day,
  9. feast of dedication,
  10. feast of fools

Origin of feasible

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
Can be confusedfeasible viable

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British Dictionary definitions for feasible

feasible

/ (ˈfiːzəbəl) /

adjective

able to be done or put into effect; possible
likely; probablea feasible excuse
Derived Formsfeasibility or feasibleness, nounfeasibly, adverb

Word Origin for feasible

C15: from Anglo-French faisable, from faire to do, from Latin facere

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Word Origin and History for 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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