un·​fea·​si·​ble | \ˌən-ˈfē-zə-bəl \

Definition of unfeasible 

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

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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 For those without the resources, city living becomes economically unfeasible compared to the suburbs. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Why do young parents move away? Our cities aren’t designed for kids," 19 June 2018 Inside the Trump administration, current and former officials say, there is considerable unease about the policy, which is regarded by some charged with carrying it out as unfeasible in practice and questionable morally. New York Times, "How Trump Came to Enforce a Practice of Separating Migrant Families," 16 June 2018 Sports hijabs were rare and needed to be imported at a high cost, making them unfeasible for most schoolgirls. Ruqaya Izzidien, Outside Online, "Fatimah Hussein Is America's Sports Hijab Pioneer," 6 June 2018

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1527, in the meaning defined above

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