Origin of practical
Synonyms for practical
Antonyms for practical
Examples from the Web for practicalness
Historical Examples of practicalness
There was a lack of practicalness in such faith in another man as expressed itself in the wistful, hesitant voice."Seth"
Frances Hodgson Burnett
This practicalness and readiness of adaptation are instinctive, not voluntary and designed.
A straightforward, honest, simple fellow looked he, all utility and practicalness—if there is such a word.Verner's Pride
Mrs. Henry Wood
Enterprise and practicalness we are apt to think of as the exclusive possession of much more modern generations.The Thirteenth
James J. Walsh
Word Origin for practical
early 15c., practicale "of or pertaining to matters of practice; applied," with -al (1) + earlier practic (adj.) "dealing with practical matters, applied, not merely theoretical" (early 15c.), or practic (n.) "method, practice, use" (late 14c.). In some cases directly from Old French practique (adj.) "fit for action," earlier pratique (13c.) and Medieval Latin practicalis, from Late Latin practicus "practical, active," from Greek praktikos "fit for action, fit for business; business-like, practical; active, effective, vigorous," from praktos "done; to be done," verbal adjective of prassein, prattein "to do, act, effect, accomplish."
see to all intents and (for all practical) purposes.