impractical

adjective im·prac·ti·cal \ (ˌ)im-ˈprak-ti-kəl \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of impractical

: not practical: such as
a : not wise to put into or keep in practice or effect
b : incapable of dealing sensibly or prudently with practical matters

impracticality

play \(ˌ)im-ˌprak-ti-ˈka-lə-tē\ noun

impractically

play \(ˌ)im-ˈprak-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of impractical in a Sentence

  1. Little sports cars are impractical for large families.

  2. He was a dreamy and impractical young man.

Recent Examples of impractical from the Web

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First Known Use of impractical

1865


IMPRACTICAL Defined for English Language Learners

impractical

adjective

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

impractical

adjective im·prac·ti·cal \ im-ˈprak-ti-kəl \

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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