unpractical

adjective

un·​prac·​ti·​cal ˌən-ˈprak-ti-kəl How to pronounce unpractical (audio)
: not practical : impractical
unpractical methods
an unpractical person

Examples of unpractical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Between enormous energy requirements, and non-explosive shells that offer limited in-air guidance, electromagnetic weapons are proving a bit unpractical compared to some of the conventional alternatives. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, 21 Mar. 2017 In the past, there have been unpractical fur bikinis and pink latex dresses. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, 6 Mar. 2018 Really tap into what feels right to you on an authentic, deep level — maybe that’s an unpractical art history major, or study abroad in the weirdest place — and then go for it. Jenna Birch, Teen Vogue, 1 Oct. 2017 There was something in there that was really unpractical and unpragmatical. Jackie Mansky, Smithsonian, 8 Feb. 2017 Between enormous energy requirements, and non-explosive shells that offer limited in-air guidance, electromagnetic weapons are proving a bit unpractical compared to some of the conventional alternatives. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, 21 Mar. 2017 There was something in there that was really unpractical and unpragmatical. Jackie Mansky, Smithsonian, 8 Feb. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1638, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unpractical was in 1638

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“Unpractical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpractical. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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