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practicable

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of practicable

  1. 1 capable of being done or carried out a solution that is not practicable in the time available to us Synonyms of practicable achievable, attainable, doable, feasible, possible, realizable, viable, workableWords Related to practicable practical, reasonable, sensible; contingent, likely, probable; acceptable, believable, conceivable, creditable, plausible, thinkable; actionable, available, usable (also useable)Near Antonyms of practicable impractical, unrealistic; doubtful, dubious, far-fetched, improbable, unlikely; implausible, inconceivable, incredible, unbelievable; futile, useless, vain; absurd, fantastic (also fantastical), outlandish, preposterous, ridiculous; unthinkableAntonyms of practicable hopeless, impossible, impracticable, infeasible, nonviable, unattainable, undoable, unfeasible, unrealizable, unviable, unworkable

  2. 2 capable of being put to use or account a practicable knowledge of carpentry that came in handy when he volunteered to build houses for underprivileged families Synonyms of practicable actionable, applicable, applicative, applied, functional, practical, serviceable, ultrapractical, usable (also useable), useful, workable, workingWords Related to practicable down-to-earth, pragmatic (also pragmatical), utilitarian; banausic, mundane; accessible, available, obtainable, reachable; all-around (also all-round), handy; active, alive, busy, employed, functioning, operating, operativeNear Antonyms of practicable abstract, academic (also academical), armchair, theoretical (also theoretic); inaccessible, unattainable, unavailable, unobtainable, unreachable; unsuitableAntonyms of practicable impracticable, impractical, inapplicable, nonpractical, unusable, unworkable, useless

  3. 3 capable of or suitable for being used for a particular purpose that flimsy little saw is not a very practicable tool for cutting heavy tree branches Synonyms of practicable available, employable, exploitable, fit, functional, operable, usable, serviceable, usefulWords Related to practicable applicable, relevant; doable, feasible, viable, workable; reusableAntonyms of practicable impracticable, inoperable, nonfunctional, unavailable, unemployable, unusable

Synonym Discussion of practicable

possible, practicable, feasible mean capable of being realized. possible implies that a thing may certainly exist or occur given the proper conditions.
    • a possible route up the west face of the mountain
practicable implies that something may be effected by available means or under current conditions.
    • a solution that is not practicable in the time available
feasible applies to what is likely to work or be useful in attaining the end desired.
    • commercially feasible for mass production

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