workable

[wur-kuh-buh l]

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. work-sharing,
  2. work-study,
  3. work-study program,
  4. work-to-rule,
  5. work-up,
  6. workaday,
  7. workaholic,
  8. workaround,
  9. workbag,
  10. workbasket

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

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Examples from the Web for 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

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Word Origin and History for unworkable

workable

adj.

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

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