impractical

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From im- + practical

Adjective[edit]

impractical (comparative more impractical, superlative most impractical)

  1. Not practical; impracticable.
    • 1914, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes:
      "I can't leave you here alone with these cutthroats, and you certainly can't venture into the jungle with me; yet someone must go in search of your father. He is more than apt to wandering off aimlessly, regardless of danger or direction, and Mr. Philander is only a trifle less impractical than he. ...

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  • Said of people, theories, philosophies, etc.

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