The term non-viable, whose etymological origin is found in the tongue French, allows to qualify what it is not viable: that is, it turns out impossible to carry out. The unviable, therefore, cannot be realized.
For instance: “For cost reasons, playing the game in the south of the country is unfeasible”, “The airport transfer is unfeasible for geographical and budgetary reasons”, “The adoption of wind energy in this type of Business it is unfeasible “.
The qualification of non-viable implies the realization of a forecast or of a prediction. When something is mentioned as unfeasible, it is assumed or intuited that it could not be carried out in the future for certain reasons.
Suppose a political leader presents a project for the construction of a new road that would allow to unite two cities. This person ensures that the work would generate hundreds of jobs and improve road safety. However, the governor of the region affirms that it is a unviable project since it requires a millionaire investment that the State cannot assume. By not having that money available, there is no way to start the jobs.
A deputy, meanwhile, proposes implement the death penalty in a country as punishment for the most serious crimes. Although the initiative achieves some support, legal experts consider that said implementation is unfeasible because it contradicts several international agreements signed by the nation and even opposes what is established in the National Constitution. Therefore, there is no way to pass the death penalty unless the entire legal structure is changed.
As we can see, the term non-viable It is often used in areas where formal processes exist, such as economics, politics, or business. This is because, as stated in a previous paragraph, a conscious analysis of a proposal to be able to qualify it as unviable, something that does not usually happen in everyday life when faced with ideas such as “going to the beach” or “going for a walk.”
On situations more trivial, typical of the day to day and outside an academic structure, the most common synonyms of the word non-viable are unthinkable and impossible. Let’s see below an example that allows us to observe the same case from a formal and an informal perspective.
Suppose a person decides to travel to his hometown next weekend, but does not bother to find out whether the plan its viable. A friend who usually plans everything in advance discovers that the roads will be especially congested as a result of a regional festival, and then recommends that he postpone it, since he considers it unfeasible. In informal conversation, although it is possible to use the term non-viable, it is likely that impossible or unthinkable much more naturally.
If the purpose of the trip was to conclude a negotiation and the friend was a co-worker, even in the face of the same obstacles, the adjective would be called non-viable, since certain economic interests come into play. And it is here where we can understand in greater depth the choice of one term or another. There are certain nuances in each expression, as we can see in the following sentences: “A trip to your town this weekend is impossible, the road will be full” (“Don’t do it, I don’t think it suits you”), “Scheduling the trip for this weekend is unfeasible given the road congestion prevented by the newscasts” (“You will not do it because it does not suit us”). In short, we often use this concept when our interests are at stake, and their synonyms when we are more concerned with the future of the other.