infeasible

adjective
in·​fea·​si·​ble | \(ˌ)in-ˈfē-zə-bəl \

Definition of infeasible 

: not feasible : impracticable

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infeasibility \(ˌ)in-​ˌfē-​zə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun

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Car manufacturers rightly said the Cafe ramp-up was infeasible, so in August the Trump Administration proposed freezing the 2020 target of 37 miles per gallon through 2025. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Government Motors Is Back," 11 Nov. 2018 That makes the use of crossing arms infeasible, Patrick said. Michelle Baruchman, The Seattle Times, "Traffic Lab mailbag: How to deal with parking limits when you go on vacation, what’s happening on 23rd Avenue?," 11 Sep. 2018 Many experts say a consolidation mandate would be infeasible and note that in the last half-century there has been only one substantive example of consolidation: the merger of Princeton Township and Princeton Borough. Max Cohen, Philly.com, "Is time up for tiny towns in New Jersey? Some say mergers would save money and lower taxes, but skeptics disagree," 3 July 2018 But Pruitt made a formal finding in April that the tough standards could be infeasible for automakers to reach, potentially reduce vehicle safety and impose higher costs on consumers, particularly the poor. James Rainey /, NBC News, "17 states and D.C. sue Trump administration to maintain vehicle fuel-efficiency standards," 1 May 2018 Some new houses will be exempt if solar panels are infeasible, such as when a roof is in the shadows of another structure. Tony Bizjak, sacbee, "Solar required for new California homes starting in 2020, first-ever U.S. state mandate | The Sacramento Bee," 9 May 2018 But if that’s politically infeasible, Mr. Pruitt should aim to fix Cafe’s biggest problems. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Fuel Economy Fraud," 3 Apr. 2018 And while these new jobs may bring demands for better jobs and new infrastructure, the money tied up in luring corporations in the first place can make such expenditures infeasible. Alex Shephard, New Republic, "The Amazon Sweepstakes Racket," 19 Jan. 2018 Whether the additional costs make the project infeasible remains to be seen. J.k. Dineen, San Francisco Chronicle, "Housing developer undeterred by report urging work to stabilize SF hillside," 13 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of infeasible

1533, in the meaning defined above

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