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practicable

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of practicable

  1. 1 capable of being done or carried out <a solution that is not practicable in the time available to us> Synonyms achievable, attainable, doable, feasible, possible, realizable, viable, workableRelated Words practical, reasonable, sensible; contingent, likely, probable; acceptable, believable, conceivable, creditable, plausible, thinkable; actionable, available, usable (also useable)Near Antonyms impractical, unrealistic; doubtful, dubious, far-fetched, improbable, unlikely; implausible, inconceivable, incredible, unbelievable; futile, useless, vain; absurd, fantastic (also fantastical), outlandish, preposterous, ridiculous; unthinkableAntonyms hopeless, impossible, impracticable, infeasible, nonviable, unattainable, undoable, unfeasible, unrealizable, unviable, unworkable

  2. 2 capable of being put to use or account <a practicable knowledge of carpentry that came in handy when he volunteered to build houses for underprivileged families> Synonyms actionable, applicable, applicative, applied, functional, practical, serviceable, ultrapractical, usable (also useable), useful, workable, workingRelated Words down-to-earth, pragmatic (also pragmatical), utilitarian; banausic, mundane; accessible, available, obtainable, reachable; all-around (also all-round), handy; active, alive, busy, employed, functioning, operating, operativeNear Antonyms abstract, academic (also academical), armchair, theoretical (also theoretic); inaccessible, unattainable, unavailable, unobtainable, unreachable; unsuitableAntonyms impracticable, impractical, inapplicable, nonpractical, unusable, unworkable, useless

  3. 3 capable of or suitable for being used for a particular purpose <that flimsy little saw is not a very practicable tool for cutting heavy tree branches> Synonyms available, employable, exploitable, fit, functional, operable, usable, serviceable, usefulRelated Words applicable, relevant; doable, feasible, viable, workable; reusableAntonyms impracticable, inoperable, nonfunctional, unavailable, unemployable, unusable




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