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
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.
Waiting for school approval is impractical, and a financial burden.
But at the time, most of these computer-of-the-future designs were seen as impractical—too confusing, too far outside the realm of what was technologically possible (or even desirable) for consumers at the time.
Asus' solution for the Zephyrus is particularly novel, if a little impractical.
Arianna described the weekend trips as a painful and impractical ordeal.
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.
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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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