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Synonyms for impractical
ɪmˈpræk tɪ kəlim·prac·ti·cal

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  1. impracticaladjective


  2. impracticaladjective


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  1. impracticaladjective

    not practical; not workable or not given to practical matters

    "refloating the ship proved impractical because of the expense"; "he is intelligent but too impractical for commercial work"; "an impractical solution"

    windy, visionary, airy

    practical, pragmatic, interoperable, dystopian, applicative, functional, practicable, applicatory, serviceable, operable, working, matter-of-fact, pragmatical, unimaginative

  2. airy, impractical, visionary, Laputan, windyadjective

    not practical or realizable; speculative

    "airy theories about socioeconomic improvement"; "visionary schemes for getting rich"

    verbose, wordy, blowy, aery, aeriform, windy, ethereal, airy, long-winded, tedious, aerial, visionary, breezy, aired

    applicative, applicatory, serviceable, matter-of-fact, pragmatical, functional, interoperable, practicable, practical, pragmatic, unimaginative, working, operable, dystopian

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  1. Waleed Shahid:

    I think that view of politics is just impractical, in 2009, you couldn't get a single Republican to vote for the ACA, and in 2021, Congress is even more polarized than it was in 2009. I am afraid of Joe Biden and the people around Joe Biden pursuing a political strategy developed in the 1980s and 1990s that doesn't fit the nature of our polarized Congress today.

  2. Anne Frank, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, July 15, 1944:

    It's a wonder I haven't abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.

  3. Scott Gottlieb:

    Telling people not to get together is impractical. We need to tell people how to do it safely.

  4. Moshe Hauer:

    We have focused our support on efforts to evacuate people from Ukraine to neighboring countries, relocation to safer zones within the country when evacuation is impractical, support for refugees, and support for communities and individuals remaining in their homes and communities.

  5. Carrie Lam:

    Constitutional development must be built on the basis of the Basic Law and the decision of (China's) NPCSC (National People's Congress Standing Committee), otherwise it would only be futile and impractical and the aim of universal suffrage for the CE (Chief Executive) election would only become a 'castle in the air'.

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