Impracticable meaning

ĭm-prăk'tĭ-kə-bəl
Impossible to do or carry out.

Refloating the sunken ship intact proved impracticable because of its fragility.

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Unfit for passage.

Roads impracticable in winter.

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Unmanageable; intractable.
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Not capable of being carried out in practice.

An impracticable plan.

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Not capable of being used.

An impracticable road.

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Not capable of being managed or dealt with; intractable.

An impracticable person.

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Not practicable; impossible or difficult in practice.
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Of a passage or road: impassable.
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C. 1841, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks, published 1960, page 18.

H. is a person of extraordinary health & vigor, of unerring perception, & equal expression; and yet he is impracticable, and does not flow through his pen or (in any of our legitimate aqueducts) through his tongue.

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1867, James Parton, Famous Americans of Recent Times, page 83.

The strict constructionists had dwindled to a few impracticables, headed by John Randolph.

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1870, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Society and Solitude, page 187.

Then there are the gladiators, to whom it is always a battle ; 'tis no matter on which side, they fight for victory; then the heady men, the egotists, the monotones, the steriles, and the impracticables.

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Origin of impracticable

From im- +‎ practicable.