- 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
- Obviously the best solution would be to avoid any environment where mosquitoes are situated, but during the summer that's as impractical as suggesting that people avoid the beach and bottles of cold water.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- A black lacy body stocking is very sexy, but a lot of men and women feel that it's impractical and not as appealing as something more classic, like a matching bra and panties with a garter belt and stockings.