unpractical

adjective
un·​prac·​ti·​cal | \ ˌən-ˈprak-ti-kəl How to pronounce unpractical (audio) \

Definition of unpractical

: 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, "Watch the Navy's Railgun Fire From Every Angle," 21 Mar. 2017 In the past, there have been unpractical fur bikinis and pink latex dresses. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, "Kim Kardashian Flips Her Own Style Script in a Uncharacteristically Simple Black Gown," 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, "What Risk You Should Take, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type," 1 Oct. 2017 There was something in there that was really unpractical and unpragmatical. Jackie Mansky, Smithsonian, "Stunning, Surreal Concepts Cast a Spell on the Fairy Tales Architecture Competition," 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, "Watch the Navy's Railgun Fire From Every Angle," 21 Mar. 2017 There was something in there that was really unpractical and unpragmatical. Jackie Mansky, Smithsonian, "Stunning, Surreal Concepts Cast a Spell on the Fairy Tales Architecture Competition," 8 Feb. 2017

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1638, in the meaning defined above

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“Unpractical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpractical. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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