What is another word for unworkable?

Pronunciation: [ʌnwˈɜːkəbə͡l] (IPA)

"Unworkable" is an adjective used to describe a situation or idea that cannot be put into practice or executed successfully. Synonyms for this word are numerous and may include words such as impractical, unfeasible, nonviable, undoable, and unmanageable. Other synonyms for unworkable could be impracticable, impossible, inoperable, unachievable or imprudent. All these synonyms suggest that the idea or situation under consideration is not practical and difficult to achieve. Therefore, it is important to look at the context in which these words are used to choose the most appropriate word that aligns with the intended meaning and communication.

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What are the opposite words for unworkable?

The word "unworkable" means unable to be done or carried out effectively, but its antonyms indicate the opposite. "Feasible" is an antonym for "unworkable." It means capable of being done or accomplished successfully. Another antonym is "practical," which refers to something that is useful or effective in real-life situations. "Viable" could also be an antonym because it implies something that is capable of working or functioning, especially in a specific context. Finally, "workable" itself can be an antonym. It is the opposite of "unworkable" and means fully operable or usable. These antonyms provide alternatives that convey a sense of possibility, usefulness, and success when compared to the negative connotations of "unworkable.

Usage examples for Unworkable

Parnell was quite right in his reckoning that if he could keep the Home Rulers together until they held the balance of power in the House, one or other of the great parties must make terms with them, or parliamentary government would be unworkable.
"The Government of England (Vol. I)"
A. Lawrence Lowell
Eventually, she could also see the uppermost parts of their legs sometimes, as they waded through the tall, coarse grasses of the uneven and unworkable parts of the hill.
"Si'Wren of the Patriarchs"
Roland Cheney
Conscription in Ireland would be "impracticable, unworkable and impossible."
"John Redmond's Last Years"
Stephen Gwynn

Famous quotes with Unworkable

  • apartheid–to which Afrikaners clung for decades as their only hope and salvation from Third World domination–was in fact an impracticable and unworkable system which led directly to the Afrikaners’ demise as a political force in that country.
    Arthur Kemp
  • In fact, the whole idea of illusion seems to make sense only if we accept the reality of the illusory experience as an experience and question only what it seems to be telling us about the outside world. Optical illusions do really hapen. What they can’t do is provide accurate measurements of the outside world. The idea of having, so to speak, two successive layers of illusion here is unworkable.
    Mary Midgley
  • I could be counted upon to perform the mission they had assigned me, or, if that was unworkable, to improvise and turn my men's exertions upon a secondary undertaking as good as or better than the first.
    Steven Pressfield
  • Ben, the ethics of sex is a thorny problem. Each of us is forced to grope for a solution he can live with — in the face of a preposterous, unworkable, and evil code of so-called "morals." Most of us know the code is wrong; almost everybody breaks it. But we pay Danegeld by feeling guilty and giving lip service. Willy-nilly, the code rides us, dead and stinking, an albatross around the neck. You, too, Ben. You fancy yourself a free soul — and break that evil code. But faced with a problem in sexual ethics new to you, you tested it against that same Judeo-Christian code ... so automatically your stomach did flip-flops ... and you think that proves you're right and they're wrong. Faugh! I'd as lief use trial by ordeal.
    Robert A. Heinlein
  • There's something wrong with democracy. If there weren't, it couldn't be overthrown by people like Makann, attacking it from within by democratic procedures. I don't think it's fundamentally unworkable. I think it just has a few of what engineers call bugs. It's not safe to run a defective machine till you learn the defects and remedy them.
    H. Beam Piper

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