What does impractical mean?

Definitions for impracticalɪmˈpræk tɪ kəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impractical(adj)

    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"

  2. airy, impractical, visionary, Laputan, windy(adj)

    not practical or realizable; speculative

    "airy theories about socioeconomic improvement"; "visionary schemes for getting rich"


  1. impractical(Adjective)

    Not practical; impracticable.

  2. Origin: From im- + practical

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impractical(adj)

    not practical


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of impractical in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of impractical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Renae A. Sauter:

    That deep longing you keep dismissing as impractical may be the very thing your soul is calling you to do.

  2. Andrew Cuomo:

    If you ask me today, right now, my two cents is it's impractical to have the game because it jeopardizes public safety.

  3. Anne Frank, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, July 15, 1944:

    It's a wonder I haven't abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.

  4. Carrie Lam:

    Constitutional development must be built on the basis of the Basic Law and the decision of (China's) NPCSC (National People's Congress Standing Committee), otherwise it would only be futile and impractical and the aim of universal suffrage for the CE (Chief Executive) election would only become a 'castle in the air'.

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