Definition of feasible in English:



  • 1Possible to do easily or conveniently.

    ‘it is not feasible to put most finds from excavations on public display’
    • ‘It would be a feasible solution that could be enacted with a handful of live shows.’
    • ‘A pledge is then feasible only if it is practical to separate the goods in question from the rest.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This would certainly be feasible in Europe and possibly in the Americas.’
    • ‘Amelioration of such limitations is quite feasible and would do much to strengthen rural practice.’
    • ‘Sensible reform is feasible and no more costly than the existing shambles.’
    • ‘It seems to me someone could come up with a feasible solution for Bradford.’
    • ‘However, this time consuming procedure is hardly feasible in general practice and therefore is seldom done.’
    • ‘It may not, in fact, be feasible or even possible to continue to tell or rely on only that kind of story.’
    • ‘We truly believe that this is a transport policy that is manageable, practical and feasible.’
    • ‘There are two answers to that: one is an imperfect but feasible solution, and one is more idealised.’
    • ‘This last idea seemed the best to me - and the most feasible to try and achieve as well.’
    • ‘Is there any long term, feasible solution to parking problems in Bangalore?’
    • ‘But though it would be technically possible, would such tracking be feasible?’
    • ‘This is an especially useful method for limiting items to only those considered feasible in practice.’
    • ‘There are lots of problems with that sort of design, but it should be practically feasible.’
    • ‘We therefore had to make a judgment as to whether repopulation was realistic or feasible.’
    • ‘For small companies, where centralized management is not a desideratum, this solution may be feasible.’
    • ‘The preferred criterion model was found to be feasible and acceptable to general practitioners.’
    practicable, practical, workable, achievable, attainable, realizable, viable, realistic, sensible, reasonable, within reason, within the bounds of possibility
    useful, suitable, expedient, helpful, constructive
    possible, likely, conceivable, imaginable
    doable, earthly
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    1. 1.1informal Likely; probable.
      ‘the most feasible explanation’
      • ‘I think it's actually still a feasible explanation.’
      • ‘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.’
      likely, most likely, odds-on, expected, to be expected, anticipated, predictable, foreseeable, ten to one, presumed, potential, credible, quite possible, possible
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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.