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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Recent Examples on the Web Moscow has described that idea as unfeasible, pointing at Beijing’s refusal to negotiate any deal that would reduce its much smaller nuclear arsenal. Washington Post, "Russia skeptical about nuclear pact extension prospects," 10 July 2020 Universal health care, in other words, was an unfeasible imposition on the national budget. J.c. Pan, The New Republic, "The Impossible Math of the Pandemic," 7 July 2020 Prepare for pain With tax increases politically unfeasible at the moment, states will have little choice but to impose big spending cuts. The Economist, "The state-budget train crash," 18 June 2020 New York officials quickly pointed out that the recommendation was unfeasible for the city and worried that the CDC guidelines might lead to more car traffic. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "After coronavirus, bicycles will have a new place in city life," 15 June 2020 Spacing desks in classrooms that have long been tight on space seemed unfeasible — and seating kids in every other row on buses, uncontrollable. Krista Torralva, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio schools planning for fall social distancing — and there’s a lot of math," 12 June 2020 Compulsory two-week quarantines, such as the one for returning Hong Kongers, are unfeasible for tourists and business travellers. The Economist, "Banyan Asian countries try to build travel “bubbles”," 28 May 2020 But as larger corporations pursue untact projects, some businesses may find investing in robots, or making sweeping digital changes, unfeasible. NBC News, "Robot waiters, video doctors: SKorea moves to less personal contact," 20 May 2020 However, this demand proved politically unfeasible. Anil Menon, The Conversation, "Postwar forced resettlement of Germans echoes through the decades," 7 May 2020

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First Known Use of unfeasible

1527, in the meaning defined above

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“Unfeasible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfeasible. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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