workable

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. feasible, practicable; tractable. See possibility, softness.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. useful, practicable, functional; see working , usable .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
doable, practical, practicable, feasible, viable, possible.
ANT.: unworkable, impractical
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Capable of being shaped, bent, or drawn out, as by hammering or pressure: ductile, flexible, flexile, flexuous, malleable, moldable, plastic, pliable, pliant, supple. See FLEXIBLE. 2. Capable of occurring or being done: feasible, possible, practicable, viable. Idiom: within reach. See POSSIBLE.

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