impracticable


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im·prac·ti·ca·ble

 (ĭm-prăk′tĭ-kə-bəl)
adj.
1. Impossible to do or carry out: Refloating the sunken ship intact proved impracticable because of its fragility.
2. Unfit for passage: roads impracticable in winter.
3. Archaic Unmanageable; intractable.

im·prac′ti·ca·bil′i·ty, im·prac′ti·ca·ble·ness n.
im·prac′ti·ca·bly adv.
Usage Note: The adjective impracticable applies to a course of action that is impossible to carry out or put into practice; impractical, though it can be used in this way, also can be weaker in sense, suggesting that the course of action would yield an insufficient return or would have little practical value. A plan for a new stadium may be rejected as impracticable if the site is too marshy to permit safe construction, but if the objection is that the site is too remote for patrons to attend games easily, the plan is better described as impractical. See Usage Note at practicable.

impracticable

(ɪmˈpræktɪkəbəl)
adj
1. incapable of being put into practice or accomplished; not feasible
2. unsuitable for a desired use; unfit
3. an archaic word for intractable
imˌpracticaˈbility, imˈpracticableness n
imˈpracticably adv

im•prac•ti•ca•ble

(ɪmˈpræk tɪ kə bəl)

adj.
1. not practicable; incapable of being put into practice or use with the available means.
2. impassable: impracticable terrain.
[1645–55]
im•prac`ti•ca•bil′i•ty, im•prac′ti•ca•ble•ness, n.
im•prac′ti•ca•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.impracticable - not capable of being carried out or put into practiceimpracticable - not capable of being carried out or put into practice; "refloating the sunken ship proved impracticable because of its fragility"; "a suggested reform that was unfeasible in the prevailing circumstances"
impossible - not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with; "an impossible dream"; "an impossible situation"

impracticable

adjective unfeasible, impossible, out of the question, unworkable, unattainable, unachievable Such measures would be highly impracticable.
unfeasible possible, feasible, practicable

impracticable

adjective
1. Not capable of happening or being done:
2. Incapable of being used or availed of to advantage:
Translations
غَير قابِل للتَّنْفيذ
neuskutečnitelný
uladsiggørligumulig
kivihetetlen
óframkvæmanlegur, óraunhæfur
neįvykdomasneįvykdomas dalykas
neizpildāmsnerealizējams
neuskutočniteľný
uygulanamazyapılamaz

impracticable

[ɪmˈpræktɪkəbl] ADJ (= unrealizable) → impracticable, no factible

impracticable

[ɪmˈpræktɪkəbəl] adjimpraticable

impracticable

adjimpraktikabel; plan alsoin der Praxis nicht anwendbar, praktisch unmöglich; design, sizeunbrauchbar; roadschwer befahrbar

impracticable

[ɪmˈpræktɪkəbl] adjinattuabile

impracticable

(imˈprӕktikəbl) adjective
not able to be put into practice, used, done etc. a completely impracticable idea.
imˌpracticaˈbility noun
References in classic literature ?
It is also but right to mention, not only the inconveniences they are preserved from who live in a communion of goods, but also the advantages they are deprived of; for when the whole comes to be considered, this manner of life will be found impracticable.
He has come to the conclusion," Cathcart said, "that the scheme is impracticable altogether and the concessions worthless.
Trent, that the making of the road is impracticable and useless.
He really felt conscientiously vexed on the occasion; for the very exertion to which he had limited the performance of his promise to his father was by this arrangement rendered impracticable.
If we know that the enemy is open to attack, and also know that our men are in a condition to attack, but are unaware that the nature of the ground makes fighting impracticable, we have still gone only halfway towards victory.
We were now convinced that our enterprise was impracticable, and that to hazard ourselves amidst so many insurmountable difficulties would be to tempt Providence; despairing, therefore, that I should ever come this way to Abyssinia, I resolved to return back with my intelligence to my companion, whom I had left at Pate.
The disciplined armies always kept on foot on the continent of Europe, though they bear a malignant aspect to liberty and economy, have, notwithstanding, been productive of the signal advantage of rendering sudden conquests impracticable, and of preventing that rapid desolation which used to mark the progress of war prior to their introduction.
There are but two methods of providing against this evil: the one by creating a will in the community independent of the majority -- that is, of the society itself; the other, by comprehending in the society so many separate descriptions of citizens as will render an unjust combination of a majority of the whole very improbable, if not impracticable.
He endeavored to dissuade Captain Bonneville from returning through the Blue Mountains; assuring him it would be extremely difficult and dangerous, if not impracticable, at this season of the year; and advised him to accompany Mr.
Ferguson forthwith set every thing at work to get into a contrary current, that might bring him back again to Lake Tchad; but this was impracticable at that moment, and even to alight was out of the question on ground completely bare of trees, and with such a hurricane blowing.
Continuing to represent the liberation of the serfs as impracticable, he arranged for the erection of large buildings- schools, hospitals, and asylums- on all the estates before the master arrived.
By the device therefore of his motto, it became impracticable for any man to presume to imitate the Spectators, without understanding at least one sentence in the learned languages.