What is a good word that captures the concept of being considered, but not used?

For example:

"The scientists considered the implications of Charlie's proposed solution, but in the end tossed it in the bin with the other _____ ideas."

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    Could it be as simple as rejected? – WS2 Apr 28 '16 at 20:19
  • IMO "rejected" is the right choice @WS2. I'd add it as an answer if I were you. – G. Ann - SonarSource Team Apr 28 '16 at 20:23

Generically rejected works.

If there is a reason then:

  • infeasible
  • impractical
  • impossible
  • unconscionable
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    unaccepted can be used either – Ooker Jan 12 '17 at 7:48

While the accepted answer rejected may be appropriate, it subtly implies that there was something wrong or undesirable about the idea. e.g., "the proposal was rejected because it was incomplete."

If a more neutral word is desired, dismissed may work.

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