un·​fea·​si·​ble | \ ˌən-ˈfē-zə-bəl How to pronounce unfeasible (audio) \

Definition of unfeasible

: not capable of being done or carried out : not feasible an economically unfeasible plan

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Its July closure marks an end, at least temporarily, to a 52-year run that began at the height of the city’s counterculture movement but grew financially unfeasible as the neighborhood and the economics of operating a medical clinic changed. Catherine Ho, SFChronicle.com, "End of an era in Haight-Ashbury: Original free clinic closes its doors," 3 Aug. 2019 Together, those transfer values reach an enormous and surely unfeasible tally of €474m. SI.com, "How Real Madrid Plan to Raise at Least €300m Through Player Sales This Summer," 26 June 2019 And a wholesale move out of China looks unfeasible, not least because few other places possess the expertise that agglomerations like Shenzhen have built up over the years. The Economist, "Taiwan’s computing titans are caught up in the US-China tech war," 6 June 2019 Patterson said the construction costs, on top of low enrollment, made the third campus unfeasible. Perry Stein, Washington Post, "Charter school abandons plan for third campus in D.C. after low enrollment," 14 May 2018 Sarah McGregor, Bloomberg News economic policy team leader, discusses the fourth round of Nafta renegotiation talks, which have been put in jeopardy after the U.S. presented proposals that could make the deal unfeasible for Canada and Mexico. Bloomberg.com, "Nafta Talks in Jeopardy After Aggressive U.S. Proposals (Audio)," 16 Oct. 2017 An Austin developer has cancelled plans to build an $83 million mixed-use tower across the street from City Hall after determining that the project was unfeasible, according to the city. Richard Webner, San Antonio Express-News, "Developer cancels $83 million apartment tower next to city hall," 5 July 2018 The idea of coming together to honor someone primarily for his or her religious faith now seems almost unfeasible. Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post, "Billy Graham is the first religious leader to lie in honor at the U.S. Capitol. Some say he should be the last.," 1 Mar. 2018 An attempt was even made by Benitez to bring Townsend back to the club on loan in January, but this proved unfeasible due to Palace’s lofty demands. SI.com, "Newcastle Given Hope of Reunion With Former Star as Crystal Palace Soften Stance on Sale of Winger," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of unfeasible

1527, in the meaning defined above

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