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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).

UNFAISABLE, adj. Also unfaceable. Sc. forms and usages of Eng. unfeasible. See Faisible, adj., and Onfaisable.

1. Of things: shabby, untidy (Cai., Slg. 1973).Abd. c.1930:
'Twis nae that unfaisable, tho' a wee thochtie rubbit at the elbucks.

2. Of persons: not neat or presentable (Slg., wm. and s.Sc. 1973).Kcb. 1899 Crockett Kit Kennedy xxxiii.:
I hae seen mony queer-lookin' and unfaceable ministers.

3. Lacking manners or social graces, boorish, ungallant.Slk. 1818 Hogg Tales (1874) 224:
I never saw sic an unfeasible creature as yon.

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