Definition of impractical
impracticalityplay \(ˌ)im-ˌprak-ti-ˈka-lə-tē\ noun
impracticallyplay \(ˌ)im-ˈprak-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of impractical in a Sentence
Little sports cars are impractical for large families.
He was a dreamy and impractical young man.
Recent Examples of impractical from the Web
It’s usually (but not always) still too impractical to string together enough traditional batteries — those powered by chemical reactions, like the ones in smoke alarms and Teslas — to do the job.
Getting to 100 percent, Sadler noted, is probably not feasible because some women will have health conditions that make screening unnecessary or impractical, or will have undergone procedures such as hysterectomy, which leave them without a cervix.
Syria, on the other hand, was effectively an international pariah when the Paris accord was first signed, making Damascus's involvement at the least impractical.
That feeling has driven many a purchase of beautiful, impractical stilettos.
His wife Jo (Jade Wheeler), perpetually frustrated by her adoring yet impractical hubby, fears eviction, with good reason.
But that is an expensive and probably impractical way for a franchise to treat its star player.
For now, supersonic travel is impractical and unaffordable (British Airways continues to offer $10,000 seats on the Concorde).
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First Known Use of impractical
IMPRACTICAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of impractical for English Language Learners
: not easy to do or use : not suitable for the situation
of a person : not sensible : not able to deal with practical matters effectively
IMPRACTICAL Defined for Kids
Definition of impractical for Students
1 : not suitable for a situation : not practical Small cars are impractical for large families.
2 : not capable of dealing sensibly with matters that require action an impractical dreamer
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