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Definition 1: not practical; not workable or not given to practical matters - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where impractical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • refloating the ship proved impractical because of the expense
  • he is intelligent but too impractical for commercial work
  • an impractical solution

(impractical is similar to ...) foolish; totally unsound

"a crazy scheme" "half-baked ideas" "a screwball proposal without a prayer of working"

(impractical is similar to ...) senseless; crazy

(impractical is similar to ...) not sensible about practical matters; idealistic and unrealistic

"as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood" "a romantic disregard for money" "a wild-eyed dream of a world state"

(impractical is similar to ...) not related to or suitable for everyday needs or activities

(impractical is similar to ...) difficult to work or manipulate

"unwieldy rules and regulations"

(means also ...) not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with

"an impossible dream" "an impossible situation"

(means also ...) not realistic

"unrealistic expectations" "prices at unrealistic high levels"

(... are attributes of impractical) concerned with actual use rather than theoretical possibilities

Definition 2: not practical or realizable; speculative - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where impractical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • airy theories about socioeconomic improvement
  • visionary schemes for getting rich

Synonyms for impractical in the sense of this definition

(impractical is similar to ...) characterized by or aspiring to impracticable perfection

"the dim utopian future" "utopian idealists" "recognized the utopian nature of his hopes"

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