Definition and Meanings for impracticable

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Impracticable is ranked 37,477 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of impracticable

adjective

Etymology of impracticable

although there is considerable overlap, impracticable and impractical are not used in exactly the same way. impracticable means ‘impossible to carry out’ and is normally used of a specific procedure or course of action, as in poor visibility made the task difficult, even impracticable. impractical, on the other hand, tends to be used in more general sensesten to mean simply ‘unrealistic’ or ‘not sensible’, as in in windy weather an umbrella is impractical.

Meaning of impracticable


as adjective

  • not practicable; incapable of being performed, or accomplished by the means employed, or at command; impossible; as, an impracticable undertaking.
  • not to be overcome, persuaded, or controlled by any reasonable method; unmanageable; intractable; not capable of being easily dealt with; -- used in a general sense, as applied to a person or thing that is difficult to control or get along with.
  • incapable of being used or availed of; as, an impracticable road; an impracticable method.
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