HyperDic: impractical

English > 2 senses of the word impractical:
ADJECTIVEallimpracticalnot practical
allimpractical, airy, visionary, Laputan, windynot practical or realizable
impractical > pronunciation
Soundsihmprae'ktahkahl; ihmprae'ktihkahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > impractical: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot practical; not workable or not given to practical matters.
Examples
  • "refloating the ship proved impractical because of the expense"
  • "he is intelligent but too impractical for commercial work"
  • "an impractical solution"
Attribute ofpracticalityconcerned with actual use rather than theoretical possibilities
Narrowercrazy, half-baked, screwball, softheadedfoolish
meshugge, meshugga, meshuga, meshuggeneh, meshuggenersenseless
quixotic, romantic, wild-eyednot sensible about practical matters
unfunctionalnot related to or suitable for everyday needs or activities
unwieldyDifficult to work or manipulate
See alsoimpossiblenot capable of occurring or being accomplished / accomplished or dealt with
unrealisticnot realistic
Oppositepracticalconcerned with actual use or practice
English > impractical: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot practical or realizable; speculative.
Synonymsairy, visionary, Laputan, windy
BroaderutopianCharacterized by or aspiring to impracticable perfection
Spanishideal, quimérico, utópico, visionario
Catalanideal, quimèric, utòpic
Nounsimpracticalityconcerned with theoretical possibilities rather than actual use

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