impractical


im·prac·ti·cal

adjective \(ˌ)im-ˈprak-ti-kəl\

: not easy to do or use : not suitable for the situation

of a person : not sensible : not able to deal with practical matters effectively

Full Definition of IMPRACTICAL

:  not practical: as
a :  not wise to put into or keep in practice or effect
b :  incapable of dealing sensibly or prudently with practical matters
c :  impracticable
d :  idealistic
im·prac·ti·cal·i·ty \-ˌprak-ti-ˈka-lə-tē\ noun
im·prac·ti·cal·ly \-ˈprak-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of IMPRACTICAL

  1. Little sports cars are impractical for large families.
  2. He was a dreamy and impractical young man.

First Known Use of IMPRACTICAL

1865

Rhymes with IMPRACTICAL

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