unviable

adjective
un·​vi·​a·​ble | \ ˌən-ˈvī-ə-bəl How to pronounce unviable (audio) \

Definition of unviable

: incapable of growth or development : not viable unviable seeds an unviable business/investment

Examples of unviable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Getting these processes right is crucial because errors can lead to daughter cells that are abnormal or unviable. Quanta Magazine, 23 Nov. 2021 Icebreaker officials celebrated that win, saying the requirement was a poison pill that would make the demonstration project financially unviable. Laura Hancock, cleveland, 30 Nov. 2021 The aircraft were then grounded only because unprofessional behaviour on the part of the technicians and pilots—all from the Air India stable—hired by Continental rendered the airline financially unviable. Harish Pullanoor, Quartz, 13 Oct. 2021 Physical interactions are unviable for many businesses today; however, eCommerce still leaves consumers wanting far more support along the customer journey. Ginger Conlon, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2021 In today’s world, children are becoming more and more financially unviable. Zoe Pearl, The New Yorker, 5 Oct. 2021 Unfortunately, the company’s very lucrative deals with cable operators may have made such a scenario impossible or at least financially unviable. Judy Berman, Time, 3 Aug. 2021 Mr Laidlaw’s bid to ease the shortage gripping Britain came as industry chiefs warned that surging power costs are making their businesses unviable. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 24 Sep. 2021 Unfortunately, the company’s very lucrative deals with cable operators may have made such a scenario impossible or at least financially unviable. Judy Berman, Time, 3 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of unviable

1931, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unviable was in 1931

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25 Dec 2021

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“Unviable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unviable. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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