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Synonyms for practical
ˈpræk tɪ kəlprac·ti·cal

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  1. practicaladjective

    Based on practice or action rather than theory or hypothesis

    Jack didn't get an engineering degree, but has practical knowledge of metalworking.


  2. practicaladjective

    Jack's knowledge has the practical benefit of giving us useful prototype parts.


  3. practicaladjective

    All in all, Jack's a very practical chap


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. practical

    useful, serviceable, skilled, trained

Princeton's WordNet

  1. practicaladjective

    concerned with actual use or practice

    "he is a very practical person"; "the idea had no practical application"; "a practical knowledge of Japanese"; "woodworking is a practical art"

    hard-nosed, practical(a), pragmatic, hardheaded, virtual(a)

    unrealistic, meshuggeneh, theoretical, softheaded, screwball, impractical, crazy, meshuga, meshugga, unwieldy, meshugge, romantic, unfunctional, wild-eyed, quixotic, half-baked, meshuggener

  2. hardheaded, hard-nosed, practical, pragmaticadjective

    guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory

    "a hardheaded appraisal of our position"; "a hard-nosed labor leader"; "completely practical in his approach to business"; "not ideology but pragmatic politics"

    practical(a), pragmatical, hardheaded, matter-of-fact, mulish, hard-nosed, virtual(a), pragmatic

    meshuggeneh, meshuga, unwieldy, meshugga, screwball, impractical, wild-eyed, unrealistic, theoretical, romantic, unfunctional, softheaded, quixotic, half-baked, crazy, meshuggener, meshugge

  3. virtual(a), practical(a)adjective

    being actually such in almost every respect

    "a practical failure"; "the once elegant temple lay in virtual ruin"

    quixotic, crazy, unwieldy, half-baked, meshuga, unrealistic, romantic, softheaded, meshugga, theoretical, meshuggener, screwball, meshugge, meshuggeneh, unfunctional, impractical, wild-eyed

  4. practicaladjective

    having or put to a practical purpose or use

    "practical mathematics"; "practical applications of calculus"

    hard-nosed, practical(a), pragmatic, hardheaded, virtual(a)

    softheaded, unwieldy, crazy, quixotic, unfunctional, meshuggeneh, meshugge, meshuggener, romantic, theoretical, unrealistic, meshuga, half-baked, meshugga, impractical, wild-eyed, screwball

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. practicaladjective

    adapted to practice or use, not speculative, not theoretical

  2. practicaladjective

    experienced, versed, proficient, trained, qualified, practised, skilled, thoroughbred, able, AU FAIT

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. practicaladjective


    impractical, utopian, chimerical

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  1. Grover Norquist:

    CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTER The United States largest employer, Walmart -- its latest sales were not down, but up. It revised its profit forecast not down, but up. Macroeconomic Advisors, Macroeconomic Advisors, just revised its economic growth projections -- no, not down, but up. And the Atlanta Fed just revised its economic growth projections -- again, not down, but up. In the real economy, the President Trump administrations pro-enterprise agenda is working. Lower taxes and less regulation gave businesses the confidence to invest. That means more innovation and higher worker productivity. That means more jobs are created, and workers are paid more because theyre producing more. The latest jobs report saw 164,000 jobs added in July, bringing the labor force to 163.4 million - a record high. With President President Trump, we have the lowest unemployment for 50 years, and the lowest on record for African-American and Hispanic workers. And just published -- the lowest summer youth unemployment in 53 years. Yes, the lowest since 1966. On workers pay, new data the other week showed that earnings rose 4.5 percentin 2017 and 5 percentin 2018, even higher than previously reported - and miles ahead of inflation. While President Trump pray for a recession and Wall Street plays around with the fake economy, the real economy is booming. So is everything just fine and dandy, with nothing to worry about. Can President President Trump and President Trump team just sit back and ride the economic wave all the way to reelection next year ? Not at all. Theres no question that the rest of the world is doing poorly. China, Germany and the UK -- their economies are all heading in the wrong direction. So what should President Trump do to keep our economy moving ahead ? Its no use just yelling at the Fed -- theres a limit to what they can do. But there are two big things the president can do, on his own initiative, without Congress or anyone else. First is something we told you about in June, a positive and practical idea from Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform.Get rid of the tax on inflation, and youll see trillions of dollars redeployed to highest and best use.

  2. John Rood:

    I think having an exchange and having a frank discussion amongst our leaders is something to be done, i think it's a very normal and practical thing.

  3. Philip Hammond:

    Ukrainians can't beat the Russian army, that's not a practical proposition. There has to be a political solution, this man (Putin) has sent troops across an international border and occupied another country's territory in the 21st century acting like some mid-20th century tyrant. Civilized nations do not behave like that.

  4. William Pinkney:

    The self-evident truths announced in the Declaration of Independence are not truths at all, if taken literally; and the practical conclusions contained in the same passage of that Declaration prove that they were never designed to be so received.

  5. Cao Liping:

    The environmental supervision should be adjusted in accordance with practical needs and social economic situation, the purpose of environmental supervision is never about shutting firms and curbing production, but about encouraging firms to actively meet the environmental standards.

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