Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun possible

2 senses of possible

Sense 1
possible -- (something that can be done; "politics is the art of the possible")
       => possibility, possible action, opening -- (a possible alternative; "bankruptcy is always a possibility")

Sense 2
possible -- (an applicant who might be suitable)
       => applicant, applier -- (a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission)

Antonyms of adj possible

2 senses of possible

Sense 1
possible (vs. impossible) -- (capable of happening or existing; "a breakthrough may be possible next year"; "anything is possible"; "warned of possible consequences")

impossible (vs. possible) -- (not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with; "an impossible dream"; "an impossible situation")
        => hopeless -- (certain to fail; "the situation is hopeless")
        => impracticable, infeasible, unfeasible, unworkable -- (not capable of being carried out or put into practice; "refloating the sunken ship proved impracticable because of its fragility"; "a suggested reform that was unfeasible in the prevailing circumstances")
        => out (predicate) -- (not worth considering as a possibility; "a picnic is out because of the weather")
        => unachievable, unattainable, undoable, unrealizable -- (impossible to achieve; "an unattainable goal")

Sense 2
potential (vs. actual), possible -- (existing in possibility; "a potential problem"; "possible uses of nuclear power")


Similarity of adj possible

2 senses of possible

Sense 1
possible (vs. impossible) -- (capable of happening or existing; "a breakthrough may be possible next year"; "anything is possible"; "warned of possible consequences")
       => accomplishable, achievable, doable, manageable, realizable -- (capable of existing or taking place or proving true; possible to do)
       => affirmable, assertable -- (capable of being affirmed or asserted; "a quality affirmable of every member of the family")
       => attainable, come-at-able -- (capable of being attained or accomplished; "choose an attainable goal"; "art is not something that is come-at-able by dint of study")
       => contingent -- (possible but not certain to occur; "they had to plan for contingent expenses")
       => feasible, executable, practicable, viable, workable -- (capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are)
       => mathematical -- (statistically possible though highly improbable; "have a mathematical chance of making the playoffs")
          Also See-> likely#1; practical#1; realistic#1; thinkable#1

Sense 2
potential (vs. actual), possible -- (existing in possibility; "a potential problem"; "possible uses of nuclear power")
       => latent -- (potentially existing but not presently evident or realized; "a latent fingerprint"; "latent talent")

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