Impractical vs. Impracticable

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  • Impractical (adjective)

    not practical; impracticable


  • Impracticable (adjective)

    not practicable; impossible or difficult in practice


  • Impracticable (adjective)


  • Impracticable (adjective)


  • Impracticable (noun)

    an unmanageable person

  • Impractical (adjective)

    Not practical.

  • Impracticable (adjective)

    Not practicable; incapable of being performed, or accomplished by the means employed, or at command; impossible; as, an impracticable undertaking.

  • Impracticable (adjective)

    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.

  • Impracticable (adjective)

    Incapable of being used or availed of; as, an impracticable road; an impracticable method.

Webster Dictionary
  • Impractical (adjective)

    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"

  • Impractical (adjective)

    not practical or realizable; speculative;

    "airy theories about socioeconomic improvement"

    "visionary schemes for getting rich"

  • Impracticable (adjective)

    not capable of being carried out or put into practice;

    "refloating the sunken ship proved impracticable because of its fragility"

    "a suggested reform that was unfeasible in the prevailing circumstances"

Princeton's WordNet

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