- not workable or useful; impracticable
- not handling practical matters well
- given to theorizing; idealistic
The definition of impractical is not useful, or is not efficient.
An example of something impractical is a two-door car for transporting eight people.
not practical; specif.,
- Unwise to implement or maintain in practice: Refloating the sunken ship proved impractical because of the great expense.
- Incapable of dealing efficiently with practical matters, especially finances.
- Not a part of experience, fact, or practice; theoretical.
- Impracticable. See Usage Note at impracticable.
- im·prac′ti·cal′i·ty im·prac′ti·cal·ness
- Said of people, theories, philosophies, etc.
From im- + practical
- While a huge, sparkling diamond engagement ring may be a couple's dream, it is often impractical to spend large amounts of money during what is often one of the most expensive periods of a newly engaged couple's life.
- Many candle manufacturers that work with wholesale orders require memberships and minimum purchases that range from $100 to $250 per order, making wholesale buying impractical for individuals who are only interested in a few candles.
- Other options, such as hands free and adjustable cosmetic mirrors, are also available to allow you to look your best even in awkward or unexpected conditions, especially when using a makeup mirror on a flat surface is impractical.
- First Wrist Watch: In response to Brazilian pioneer aviator, Alberto Santos-Dumont's complaints about the impractical pocket watch, Cartier engineers created the world's first wrist watch for men in 1904, the Cartier Santos.
- Most celebrity engagement rings have exorbitant prices and exaggerated designs that, while suitable for the camera, are ludicrously impractical for the typical bride-to-be's regimen of work, home, and recreation.