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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. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond:

    We will certainly want to support the new Libyan government in any practical way we can but I don't envisage that there will be a situation where we need or want to put combat troop boots on the ground, i don't think we are likely to think that putting combat troops on the ground is a helpful contribution - there are plenty of armed men in Libya. What they need is organization, command and control, air-gathered intelligence, strategic organization.

  2. Dennis Hof:

    We have guys carrying duffle bags full of cash right up to our cashier’s window, and we’ve had to install a safe the size of Fort Knox to hold it all, not that I mind good old fashioned cold cash, but Bitcoin is making it so much more practical for those same clients to live out their sexual fantasies here at The Bunny Ranch without literally having to carry a lot of excess baggage.

  3. Deborah Meyer:

    Financial Empowerment's easy to get swept up in the emotions of the pregnancy and ignore practical matters, financial Empowerment's never too soon to begin financially planning for a new baby.

  4. Animal Welfare.Read MoreThe report:

    Scientific attention has gravitated towards some( animals) rather than others for reasons of practical convenience( e.g. which animals can be kept well in labs) and geography( e.g. which species are available where a lab is located). Because of this situation, we think it would be inappropriate to limit protection to specific orders of cephalopod, or to specific infraorders of decapod.

  5. Chief Executive Mario Longhi:

    People can say whatever they want, and I think China has been saying a lot of things for the past couple of decades, you need to ask yourself what, from a practical perspective, is really happening. We need to see the proof in actions, not just in verbiage.

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