SYNONYMS | WORD ORIGIN adjective capable of being done, effected, or accomplished: a feasible plan. probable; likely: a feasible theory. suitable: a road feasible for travel. Origin of feasible 1425–75; late Middle English feseable, faisible
Anglo-French, Old French,
(variant stem of
to do) +
-ible -ible Related forms fea·si·bil·i·ty, fea·si·ble·ness, noun fea·si·bly, adverb non·fea·si·bil·i·ty, noun non·fea·si·ble, adjective non·fea·si·ble·ness, noun non·fea·si·bly, adverb un·fea·si·bil·i·ty, noun un·fea·si·ble, adjective un·fea·si·ble·ness, noun un·fea·si·bly, adverb Can be confused feasible viable
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British Dictionary definitions for non-feasibility adjective able to be done or put into effect; possible likely; probable a feasible excuse Derived Forms feasibility or feasibleness, noun feasibly, 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 non-feasibility 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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