workable

[wur-kuh-buh l]

adjective

practicable or feasible: He needs a workable schedule.
capable of or suitable for being worked.

Origin of workable

First recorded in 1535–45; work + -able
Related formswork·a·bil·i·ty, work·a·ble·ness, nounun·work·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·work·a·ble, adjective, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019


Examples from the Web for unworkable

Contemporary Examples of unworkable

Historical Examples of unworkable


British Dictionary definitions for unworkable

unworkable

adjective

not practicable or feasible

workable

adjective

practicable or feasible
able to be worked
Derived Formsworkability or workableness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for unworkable

workable

adj.

1540s, from work (v.) + -able. Related: Workably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper