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1Possible to do easily or conveniently.‘it is not feasible to put most finds from excavations on public display’
practicable, practical, workable, achievable, attainable, realizable, viable, realistic, sensible, reasonable, within reason, within the bounds of possibilityuseful, suitable, expedient, helpful, constructivepossible, likely, conceivable, imaginabledoable, earthlyaccomplishableView synonyms
- ‘Clinical observations on traditional remedies are feasible and useful.’
- ‘A public health policy of mass screening for ovarian cancer may not prove feasible for several reasons.’
- ‘However, this time consuming procedure is hardly feasible in general practice and therefore is seldom done.’
- ‘It seems to me someone could come up with a feasible solution for Bradford.’
- ‘Is there any long term, feasible solution to parking problems in Bangalore?’
- ‘It may not, in fact, be feasible or even possible to continue to tell or rely on only that kind of story.’
- ‘Sensible reform is feasible and no more costly than the existing shambles.’
- ‘We therefore had to make a judgment as to whether repopulation was realistic or feasible.’
- ‘This would certainly be feasible in Europe and possibly in the Americas.’
- ‘But though it would be technically possible, would such tracking be feasible?’
- ‘We truly believe that this is a transport policy that is manageable, practical and feasible.’
- ‘For small companies, where centralized management is not a desideratum, this solution may be feasible.’
- ‘There are lots of problems with that sort of design, but it should be practically feasible.’
- ‘A pledge is then feasible only if it is practical to separate the goods in question from the rest.’
- ‘This is an especially useful method for limiting items to only those considered feasible in practice.’
- ‘This last idea seemed the best to me - and the most feasible to try and achieve as well.’
- ‘The preferred criterion model was found to be feasible and acceptable to general practitioners.’
- ‘Amelioration of such limitations is quite feasible and would do much to strengthen rural practice.’
- ‘It would be a feasible solution that could be enacted with a handful of live shows.’
- ‘There are two answers to that: one is an imperfect but feasible solution, and one is more idealised.’
- 1.1informal Likely; probable.‘the most feasible explanation’
likely, most likely, odds-on, expected, to be expected, anticipated, predictable, foreseeable, ten to one, presumed, potential, credible, quite possible, possibleView synonyms
- ‘It is a perfectly feasible religious position to imagine a god as non-interventionist.’
- ‘A feasible explanation for this discrepancy can be found in this work.’
- ‘I think it's actually still a feasible explanation.’
The primary meaning of feasible is 'capable of being done or effected.' There is rarely a need to use feasible to mean 'likely' or 'probable' when those words can do the job. There are cases, however, in which a careful writer finds that the sense of likelihood or probability (as with an explanation or theory) is more naturally or idiomatically expressed with feasible than with possible or probable
Late Middle English: from Old French faisible, from fais-, stem of faire do, make from Latin facere.
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