The adjective impractical means that something is not practical, or not likely to work.

  • The idea of building a wall to keep out the immigrants is completely impractical.

  • It's impractical to try and fix everything that's wrong with the system.

Definition of impractical


not practical or realizable; speculative


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not practical; not workable or not given to practical matters

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Example Sentences for impractical

  • 1

    That seems impractical on the web.

  • 2

    Most of the experiments are unsatisfactory and impractical.

  • 3

    The style is harmonious, dignified, and not impractical.

  • 4

    The table is much more impractical.

  • 5

    In many cases the use of a screensaver is impractical.

  • 6

    Huggins believed the policy was unpopular and impractical.

  • 7

    The system was determined to be impractical and never implemented.

  • 8

    After the war the method was largely abandoned as impractical.

  • 9

    The environment is preserved in areas impractical and sparsely populated.

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    As it became clear that retreat was impractical, the orders were countermanded.