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Pronunciation: [ɪmpɹˈaktɪkəbə͡l] (IPA)

When something is impracticable, it means it cannot be accomplished or carried out due to its impractical nature. Synonyms for this word include unfeasible, impossible, unrealistic, unworkable, and futile. These words all suggest that the task at hand is not within reason or practicality. Another synonym for impracticable is inviable, which implies that the idea or action is not suitable for further discussion as it is simply not doable. In addition, preposterous, ill-advised, and unsound are also synonyms for impracticable, conveying a similar meaning and emphasizing just how unlikely it is to achieve the intended goal.

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Impracticable means something that is not capable of being done or carried out. Therefore, its antonyms must be words that represent the opposite - something that is doable or possible. Some antonyms of the word impracticable include feasible, possible, practical, attainable, achievable, and implementable. These words describe tasks or goals that have a realistic chance of being accomplished successfully. Other antonyms of impracticable include workable, viable, useful, effective, and reasonable. These words suggest that a particular idea or plan is worthy of consideration and can be accomplished with reasonable effort and resources. Overall, antonyms of impracticable denote a positive outlook towards achieving a particular objective or goal.

Usage examples for Impracticable

They found Him to be what they would call an impracticable dreamer.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods
Notwithstanding all the patience and skill with which Than-Sing endeavoured to teach me the use of these little sticks, I found them so impracticable as to be obliged at last to give up the attempt, and eat with my fingers.
"A Lady's Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas"
Fanny Loviot
Many were perfectly impracticable persons who knew neither why exactly they had come together, nor where exactly they would like to go.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae

Famous quotes with Impracticable

  • In Holland, they have come to precisely the same conclusion. There they have adopted a system of secular education, because they have found it impracticable to unite the religious bodies in any system of combined religious instruction.
    Richard Cobden
  • Few things are impracticable in themselves; and it is for want of application, rather than of means, that men fail to succeed.
    Francois De La Rochefoucauld
  • For the truth of the conclusions of physical science, observation is the supreme Court of Appeal. It does not follow that every item which we confidently accept as physical knowledge has actually been certified by the Court our confidence is that it would be certified by the Court if it were submitted. But it does follow that every item of physical knowledge is of a form which might be submitted to the Court. It must be such that we can specify (although it may be impracticable to carry out) an observational procedure which would decide whether it is true or not. Clearly a statement cannot be tested by observation unless it is an assertion about the results of observation. Every item of physical knowledge must therefore be an assertion of what has been or would be the result of carrying out a specified observational procedure.
    Sir Arthur Eddington
  • For the moment we will put aside the consideration of the effect upon others — which is so infinitely more important — and think only of the results for the man himself. It is necessary to do this because one of the objections frequently brought against vegetarianism is that it is a beautiful theory, but one the working of which is impracticable, since it is supposed that a man cannot live without devouring dead flesh. That objection is irrational, and is founded upon ignorance or perversion of facts. I am myself an example of its falsity; for I have lived without the pollution of flesh food — without meat, fish or fowl — for the last thirty-eight years, and I not only still survive, but have been during all that time in remarkably good health. Nor am I in any way peculiar in this, for I know some thousands of others who have done the same thing. I know some younger ones who have been so happy as to be unpolluted by the eating of flesh during the whole of their lives; and they are distinctly freer from disease than those who partake of such things.
    Charles Webster Leadbeater
  • Now, the truth of the matter is that the idea of the meaning of the word 'federal' underwent a change from the Articles of Confederation to the Constitution. Under the Constitution, the states gave up their sovereignty in the Calhounian sense. And if you have any doubt about that, let me just read a sentence from George Washington. 'It is obviously impracticable in the federal government of these states to secure all rights of independent sovereignty to each, and yet provide for the interest and safety of all'. So all the rights of independent sovereignty, or some of those rights, have been surrendered.
    Harry V. Jaffa

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