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Meaning of IMPRACTICABLE

Pronunciation:  im'praktukubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  not capable of being carried out or put into practice; "refloating the sunken ship proved impracticable because of its fragility"; "a suggested reform that was unfeasible in the prevailing circumstances"
 

IMPRACTICABLE is a 13 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: impossible, infeasible, unfeasible, unworkable
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Im*prac"ti*ca*ble\, a.
1. Not practicable; incapable of being performed, or
   accomplished by the means employed, or at command;
   impossible; as, an impracticable undertaking.

2. Not to be overcome, presuaded, or controlled by any
   reasonable method; unmanageable; intractable; not capable
   of being easily dealt with; -- used in a general sense, as
   applied to a person or thing that is difficult to control
   or get along with.

         This though, impracticable heart Is governed by a
         dainty-fingered girl.                 --Rowe.

         Patriotic butloyal men went away disguested afresh
         with the impracticable arrogance of a sovereign.
                                               --Palfrey.

3. Incapable of being used or availed of; as, an
   impracticable road; an impracticable method.

Syn: Impossible; infeasible. -- {Impracticable},
     {Impossible}. A thing is impracticable when it can not
     be accomplished by any human means at present possessed;
     a thing is impossible when the laws of nature forbid it.
     The navigation of a river may now be impracticable, but
     not impossible, because the existing obstructions may
     yet be removed. ``The barons exercised the most despotic
     authority over their vassals, and every scheme of public
     utility was rendered impracticable by their continued
     petty wars with each other.'' --Mickle. ``With men this
     is impossible, but with God all things are possible.''
     --Matt. xix. 26.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: awkward, disadvantageous, impossible, impractical, inapplicable, inconvenient, infeasible, nonfunctional, troublesome, unacceptable, unachievable, unattainable, undesirable, unfeasible, unfit, unrealizable, unsatisfactory, unserviceable, unsuitable, unusable, unworkable, useless
 

 

 

 

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