not practicable; incapable of being put into practice with the available means: an impracticable plan.
unsuitable for practical use or purposes, as a device or material.
(of ground, places, etc.) impassable.
(of persons) hard to deal with because of stubbornness, stupidity, etc.
- im·prac·ti·ca·bil·i·ty, im·prac·ti·ca·ble·ness, noun
- im·prac·ti·ca·bly, adverb
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How to use impracticable in a sentence
So part of the reason ice cream was so coveted is that, like vanilla, it was scarce and impracticable.How Ice Cream Became the Ultimate American Comfort Food | Matt Siegel | August 27, 2021 | Eater
I looked over the terrace; it was far too high to leap from; escape, if there was danger, was impracticable.Confessions of a Thug | Philip Meadows Taylor
It has usually been considered impracticable to combine any powers of compulsion with a Poor Law system.English Poor Law Policy | Sidney Webb
Then he conclusively proves the first impracticable and the second inexpedient.English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
He was crotchetty and impracticable, a man of rash judgment and hasty action-as brave and as tenacious as a bulldog.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Suffice it to say, the bordeaux was very respectable; but the beefsteak impracticable, and the poulette questionable.
British Dictionary definitions for impracticable
incapable of being put into practice or accomplished; not feasible
unsuitable for a desired use; unfit
- impracticability or impracticableness, noun
- impracticably, adverb
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