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unpractical

[uhn-prak-ti-kuh l] /ʌnˈpræk tɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
not practical; impractical; lacking practical usefulness or wisdom.
Origin of unpractical
1630-1640
First recorded in 1630-40; un-1 + practical
Related forms
unpracticality, unpracticalness, noun
unpractically, adverb
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Examples from the Web for unpractical
Historical Examples
  • They are as clever as you make 'em, but unpractical—God bless me!

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • The following sections will show that this tendency is unwarranted and unpractical.

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich
  • We see “the metamorphosis of a practical object into an unpractical one.”

    The Clyde Mystery Andrew Lang
  • They laugh at remonstrance as out of date and "unpractical."

    Folkways

    William Graham Sumner
  • That is why they condemn us as unpractical, and we condemn them as lifeless.

    The Cycle of Spring Rabindranath Tagore
  • The fellows who've got these guns are wild, irresponsible, unpractical fools.

    Gossamer George A. Birmingham
  • The parliaments which he assembled were unpractical and disorderly.

  • I had no religion, no understanding of it, except in a vague, unpractical way.

    The Art of Disappearing John Talbot Smith
  • Hamlet is neither "weak" nor "unpractical," as so many call him.

    William Shakespeare John Masefield
  • Too unpractical, too visionary, with all his brains and scheming.

    Benita, An African Romance H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for unpractical

unpractical

/ʌnˈpræktɪkəl/
adjective
1.
another word for impractical
Derived Forms
unpracticality, unpracticalness, noun
unpractically, adverb
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