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impractical

[ im-prak-ti-kuhl ]
/ ɪmˈpræk tɪ kəl /
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adjective

not practical or useful.
not capable of dealing with practical matters; lacking sense.

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Origin of impractical

First recorded in 1860–65; im-2 + practical

OTHER WORDS FROM impractical

im·prac·ti·cal·i·ty, im·prac·ti·cal·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH impractical

impossible, impracticable, impractical , improbable
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British Dictionary definitions for impractical

impractical
/ (ɪmˈpræktɪkəl) /

adjective

not practical or workablean impractical solution
not given to practical matters or gifted with practical skillshe is intelligent but too impractical for commercial work

Derived forms of impractical

impracticality or impracticalness, nounimpractically, adverb
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