Origin: 1375–1425; Related forms
late Middle English. See practic
prac·ti·cal·i·ty, prac·ti·cal·ness, noun
1. pragmatic. 7. Practical, judicious, sensible refer to good judgment in action, conduct, and the handling of everyday matters. Practical suggests the ability to adopt means to an end or to turn what is at hand to account: to adopt practical measures for settling problems. Judicious implies the possession and use of discreet judgment, discrimination, and balance: a judicious use of one's time. Sensible implies the possession and use of sound reason and shrewd common sense: a sensible suggestion.
7. ill-advised, unwise, foolish.