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im·prac·ti·cal

 (ĭm-prăk′tĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Unwise to implement or maintain in practice: Refloating the sunken ship proved impractical because of the great expense.
2. Incapable of dealing efficiently with practical matters, especially finances.
3. Not a part of experience, fact, or practice; theoretical.
4. Impracticable. See Usage Note at impracticable.

im·prac′ti·cal′i·ty (-kăl′ĭ-tē), im·prac′ti·cal·ness n.

impractical

(ɪmˈpræktɪkəl)
adj
1. not practical or workable: an impractical solution.
2. not given to practical matters or gifted with practical skills: he is intelligent but too impractical for commercial work.
imˌpractiˈcality, imˈpracticalness n
imˈpractically adv

im•prac•ti•cal

(ɪmˈpræk tɪ kəl)

adj.
1. not practical or useful.
2. incapable of dealing sensibly with practical matters.
3. idealistic.
4. impracticable.
[1860–65]
im•prac`ti•cal′i•ty, im•prac′ti•cal•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.impractical - not practical; not workable or not given to practical matters; "refloating the ship proved impractical because of the expense"; "he is intelligent but too impractical for commercial work"; "an impractical solution"
impossible - not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with; "an impossible dream"; "an impossible situation"
unrealistic - not realistic; "unrealistic expectations"; "prices at unrealistic high levels"
practical - concerned with actual use or practice; "he is a very practical person"; "the idea had no practical application"; "a practical knowledge of Japanese"; "woodworking is a practical art"
2.impractical - not practical or realizable; speculative; "airy theories about socioeconomic improvement"; "visionary schemes for getting rich"
utopian - characterized by or aspiring to impracticable perfection; "the dim utopian future"; "utopian idealists"; "recognized the utopian nature of his hopes"

impractical

adjective
1. unworkable, impracticable, unrealistic, inoperable, impossible, unserviceable, nonviable With regularly scheduled airlines, sea travel became impractical.
unworkable possible, practical, viable, workable, serviceable
2. unrealistic, romantic, idealistic, optimistic, visionary, dreamy, Utopian, quixotic, impracticable, starry-eyed He was difficult, eccentric and hopelessly impractical.
3. idealistic, wild, out there (slang), romantic, unrealistic, visionary, unbusinesslike, starry-eyed He's full of wacky, weird and impractical ideas.
idealistic sensible, realistic, down-to-earth

impractical

adjective
1. Not capable of happening or being done:
2. Incapable of dealing efficiently with practical matters:
3. Incapable of being used or availed of to advantage:
Translations
غَير عَمَليغَيْرُ عَمَلِيٌّ
nepraktický
upraktisk
epäkäytännöllinen
nepraktičan
gyakorlatiatlan
óhagkvæmur
実際的でない
비실용적인
nepraktiškas
nepraktisks
opraktisk
ที่ปฏิบัติไม่ได้
pratik olmayanuygulanamaz
không thực tế

impractical

[ɪmˈpræktɪkəl] ADJ [person] → poco práctico, falto de sentido práctico; [plan] → poco factible
he's so impracticalno es nada práctico

impractical

[ɪmˈpræktɪkəl] adj
[method, idea] → peu pratique; [object] → peu pratique

impractical

adjunpraktisch; scheme alsounbrauchbar

impractical

[ɪmˈpræktɪkl] adj (person) → privo/a di senso pratico; (plan) → poco realistico/a, poco pratico/a

impractical

(imˈprӕktikəl) adjective
lacking common sense. an impractical person/suggestion.

impractical

غَيْرُ عَمَلِيٌّ nepraktický upraktisk unpraktisch ανεφάρμοστος poco práctico epäkäytännöllinen pas pratique nepraktičan irrealizzabile 実際的でない 비실용적인 onpraktisch upraktisk niepraktyczny impraticável непрактичный opraktisk ที่ปฏิบัติไม่ได้ pratik olmayan không thực tế 不切实际的

impractical

a. poco práctico-a.
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