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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 possibilityView synonyms
- ‘A public health policy of mass screening for ovarian cancer may not prove feasible for several reasons.’
- ‘But though it would be technically possible, would such tracking be feasible?’
- ‘There are lots of problems with that sort of design, but it should be practically feasible.’
- ‘Sensible reform is feasible and no more costly than the existing shambles.’
- ‘This would certainly be feasible in Europe and possibly in the Americas.’
- ‘The preferred criterion model was found to be feasible and acceptable to general practitioners.’
- ‘This is an especially useful method for limiting items to only those considered feasible in practice.’
- ‘A pledge is then feasible only if it is practical to separate the goods in question from the rest.’
- ‘It seems to me someone could come up with a feasible solution for Bradford.’
- ‘For small companies, where centralized management is not a desideratum, this solution may be feasible.’
- ‘This last idea seemed the best to me - and the most feasible to try and achieve as well.’
- ‘Amelioration of such limitations is quite feasible and would do much to strengthen rural practice.’
- ‘There are two answers to that: one is an imperfect but feasible solution, and one is more idealised.’
- ‘Clinical observations on traditional remedies are feasible and useful.’
- ‘However, this time consuming procedure is hardly feasible in general practice and therefore is seldom done.’
- ‘Is there any long term, feasible solution to parking problems in Bangalore?’
- ‘We therefore had to make a judgment as to whether repopulation was realistic or feasible.’
- ‘We truly believe that this is a transport policy that is manageable, practical and feasible.’
- ‘It may not, in fact, be feasible or even possible to continue to tell or rely on only that kind of story.’
- ‘It would be a feasible solution that could be enacted with a handful of live shows.’
- 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.’
- ‘I think it's actually still a feasible explanation.’
- ‘A feasible explanation for this discrepancy can be found in this work.’
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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