infeasible

adjective
in·​fea·​si·​ble | \ (ˌ)in-ˈfē-zə-bəl How to pronounce infeasible (audio) \

Definition of infeasible

: not feasible : impracticable

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infeasibility \ (ˌ)in-​ˌfē-​zə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce infeasible (audio) \ noun

Examples of infeasible in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Finding new work became infeasible; Nick, 12, has autism and helping him with virtual school became her full-time job. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, "Up to 70,000 Oregonians stand to lose jobless benefits after Christmas: ‘I’m terrified’," 2 Dec. 2020 For financial, logistical and philosophical reasons, adopting that exact model is infeasible for college sports, though variations are being explored. Alexa Philippou, courant.com, "As expected, the college hoops season is off to a rocky start. Here’s what health experts have to say about managing the risks going forward.," 2 Dec. 2020 Trying to pull or push a large whale from the beach or a sand bar can require specialized equipment due to the size and weight of the animal and is often infeasible. al, "Stranded sperm whale moves north in Mobile Bay," 23 Nov. 2020 Plus, the ordinance didn’t solve the problem of empty holes abandoned by property holders after projects become infeasible. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Salt Lake City Council looks to revise demolition policy on dangerous, abandoned buildings," 7 Oct. 2020 For example, Birx instead asked that inventories of supplies, such as personal protective equipment, be provided weekly because more frequent reporting had proved infeasible. Charles Piller, Science | AAAS, "The inside story of how Trump’s COVID-19 coordinator undermined the world’s top health agency," 14 Oct. 2020 Such a timetable is obviously fantastically ambitious, but not for this reason infeasible. Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, "Three Scenarios for the Future of Climate Change," 5 Oct. 2020 Besides being politically and legally infeasible, D.C. statehood would be bad for the health of the American republic. Dan Mclaughlin, National Review, "The District of Columbia Should Not Be a State," 1 Oct. 2020 With other diseases, being fourth or fifth (or sixth or seventh) to market might make pursuit of a vaccine, even if promising, financially infeasible. Helen Branswell, STAT, "Here come the tortoises: In the race for a Covid-19 vaccine, slow starters could still win out," 24 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of infeasible

1533, in the meaning defined above

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“Infeasible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/infeasible. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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