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impractical

[im-prak-ti-kuh l] /ɪmˈpræk tɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
not practical or useful.
2.
not capable of dealing with practical matters; lacking sense.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; im-2 + practical
Related forms
impracticality, impracticalness, noun
Can be confused
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British Dictionary definitions for impracticality

impractical

/ɪmˈpræktɪkəl/
adjective
1.
not practical or workable: an impractical solution
2.
not given to practical matters or gifted with practical skills: he is intelligent but too impractical for commercial work
Derived Forms
impracticality, impracticalness, noun
impractically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for impracticality

impractical

adj.

1823, from assimilated form of in- (1) "not, opposite of" + practical. Impracticable in the same sense dates from 1670s.

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