Definition of impractical adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪmˈpræktɪkl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈpræktɪkl//
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  1. 1not sensible or realistic It was totally impractical to think that we could finish the job in two months.
  2. 2(of people) not good at doing things that involve using the hands; not good at planning or organizing things He was a wonderful companion but hopelessly impractical.
  3. opposite practical compare impracticable
    Extra examples Such a solution proved impractical. The long flowing dress was highly impractical. The weight of the machine makes lifting it impractical. They found his ideas impractical. This approach is often impractical given the size of the area. a fundamentally impractical design
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: impractical