Synonyms and Antonyms of usable

  1. 1 capable of or suitable for being used for a particular purpose <although the spade is usable as a snow shovel, it doesn't do a very good job> Synonyms available, employable, exploitable, fit, functional, operable, practicable, serviceable, useful Related Words applicable, relevant; doable, feasible, viable, workable; reusable Antonyms impracticable, inoperable, nonfunctional, unavailable, unemployable, unusable

  2. 2 capable of being put to use or account <there's not a scrap of usable information in that article on finding the right pet for one's family> Synonyms actionable, applicable, applicative, applied, functional, practicable, serviceable, ultrapractical, practical (also useable), useful, workable, workingRelated Words 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 abstract, academic (also academical), armchair, theoretical (also theoretic); inaccessible, unattainable, unavailable, unobtainable, unreachable; unsuitableAntonyms impracticable, impractical, inapplicable, nonpractical, unusable, unworkable, useless

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