from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not practicable; not feasible; not capable of being performed; impracticable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Impracticable; not feasible.

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  • adjective Not practicable.


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  • That's a scary and expensive venture, so if it takes me a ridiculous amount of time, it might be unpracticable.

    Archive 2007-02-01 kittenpie 2007

  • That's a scary and expensive venture, so if it takes me a ridiculous amount of time, it might be unpracticable.

    Rose-Coloured Glass kittenpie 2007

  • Areus, by frequent ambushes, and seizing positions where the ways were most unpracticable, harassed the Gauls and Molossians that brought up the rear.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans Plutarch 2003

  • "Men are prejudiced and unpracticable on some points," she soliloquized,

    Bluebell A Novel Mrs. George Croft Huddleston

  • The Balkan Alliance, being thus unpracticable, the belligerent powers of Europe attempted to attract Rumania and Bulgaria only, and to this end they made every sort of promise to the two Governments of Sofia and

    The New York Times Current History, A Monthly Magazine The European War, March 1915 Various

  • He had pinned his faith on Pompey's ultimate opposition to Cæsar, and yet did not wholly trust him, and was fully aware of the unpracticable nature of Cato and the weakness of the Optimates.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 The Whole Extant Correspodence in Chronological Order Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • For, argued the plain common sense of the nation, if it is unconstitutional, unpracticable, and futile for the nation to stand guardian over its helpless wards, then there is left but one alternative: to make those wards their own guardians by arming them with the ballot.

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 1995, Memorial Issue Various

  • Berne to account for these suspicious occurrences, Count Michel forthwith abandoned his far-reaching and unpracticable scheme, and sent

    The Counts of Gruyère Mrs. Reginald de Koven

  • The idea of the party state has in Germany proved to be wrong or, at least, in a state with, at present, fifteen active parties, most highly dangerous and unpracticable.

    The New Germany 1932

  • It has been urged, "You are unpracticable; you want a world of tramps -- how are you going to live?"

    A Tramp's Sketches Stephen Graham 1929


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