infeasible

[ in-fee-zuh-buh l ]
/ ɪnˈfi zə bəl /

adjective

not feasible; impracticable.

Nearby words

  1. infatuate,
  2. infatuated,
  3. infatuation,
  4. infauna,
  5. infeasibility,
  6. infect,
  7. infected,
  8. infected abortion,
  9. infectee,
  10. infection

Origin of infeasible

First recorded in 1525–35; in-3 + feasible

Related formsin·fea·si·bil·i·ty, in·fea·si·ble·ness, noun

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Examples from the Web for infeasible

  • With good pupils it is not infeasible to read the whole of the Odyssey, since facility increases very rapidly toward the end.

    Outlines of Educational Doctrine|John Frederick Herbart
  • He sought to talk discontentedly of the project, as if he found it infeasible.

    The Story of Old Fort Loudon|Charles Egbert Craddock
  • The commander also rejects, at this point, courses of action found to be infeasible of accomplishment.

    Sound Military Decision|U.s. Naval War College


British Dictionary definitions for infeasible

infeasible

/ (ɪnˈfiːzəbəl) /

adjective

a less common word for impracticable
Derived Formsinfeasibility or infeasibleness, noun

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Word Origin and History for infeasible

infeasible

adj.

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

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