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
Ted Bishop’s idea is improbable, but not impractical.
The commanding red British behemoth is impractical, as the ovens have to be on all the time, sending the summer temperature inside the kitchen rivaling that of the outdoors.
That’s not to say we’re reverting to the aesthetic of Marie Antoinette, who favored intentionally ornate, over-the-top, and proudly impractical wigs.
Thousands of new items wash up daily and make any cleanup attempt impractical, according to Lavers, who specializes in studying plastic pollution.
Dior reinforced that retrograde directive with his impractical, constraining clothes, which seemed better suited to royalty of centuries past than to independent women of the 20th century.
Trump is trying to revive an approach that GOP leaders and the president himself considered but dismissed months ago as impractical and politically unwise.
What most of us would consider an impractical hiking outfit appears to be what the real, off-duty Lady Gaga finds most comfortable.
For years, photonic processing was dismissed as impractical.
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First Known Use of impractical
Synonymsimpracticable, inoperable, nonpractical, unserviceable, unusable, unworkable, useless
Antonymsapplicable, feasible, functional, operable, operational, practicable, practical, serviceable, ultrapractical, usable (also useable), useful, utilizable, workable
Related Wordsunsuitable; inaccessible, unattainable, unavailable, unobtainable, unreachable; dead, dormant, fallow, free, idle, inactive, inert, inoperative, latent; arrested, interrupted, suspended; unrealistic
Near Antonymsaccessible, acquirable, available, obtainable, procurable, reachable; all-around (also all-round), handy; active, alive, busy, employed, functioning, operating, operative, running, working
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
- Small cars are impractical for large families.
- an impractical dreamer
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