unpracticable

[ uhn-prak-ti-kuh-buhl ]

adjective

Origin of unpracticable

1
First recorded in 1640–50; un-1 + practicable

Other words from unpracticable

  • un·prac·ti·ca·bil·i·ty, un·prac·ti·ca·ble·ness, noun
  • un·prac·ti·ca·bly, adverb

Words Nearby unpracticable

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How to use unpracticable in a sentence

  • To excuse himself from not aiding this reform Mr. Savage cries, visionary, unpracticable!

    The Arena | Various
  • The experiment, however, would be worth a trial in cases where amputation is unpracticable and where death is the probable result.

    The Solomon Islands and Their Natives | H. B. (Henry Brougham) Guppy
  • He is very timid, and it would not suggest to him anything so unpracticable.

    Uarda, Complete | Georg Ebers
  • Well, there is something a little too flimsy and unpracticable about that word Utopia.

    The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells