unworkable

unworkable
[[t]ʌ̱nwɜ͟ː(r)kəb(ə)l[/t]]
ADJ-GRADED: usu v-link ADJ
If you describe something such as a plan, law, or system as unworkable, you believe that it cannot be successful.

There is the strong possibility that such cooperation will prove unworkable...

Washington is unhappy with the peace plan which it views as unworkable.


English dictionary. 2008.

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