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Definitions of impracticable

  1. not capable of being carried out or put into practice; "refloating the sunken ship proved impracticable because of its fragility"; "a suggested reform that was unfeasible in the prevailing circumstances" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Not practicable; incapable of being performed, or accomplished by the means employed, or at command; impossible; as, an impracticable undertaking. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Incapable of being used or availed of; as, an impracticable road; an impracticable method. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Not to be overcome, presuaded, or controlled by any reasonable method; unmanageable; intractable; not capable of being easily dealt with; - used in a general sense, as applied to a person or thing that is difficult to control or get along with. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Not to be effected by the means employed, or at command; not easily dealt with; unmanageable; impossible. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Not able to be done: unmanageable: stubborn. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. IMPRACTICABILITY, IMPRACTICABLENESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. That can not be done; unmanageable; unreasonable. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. That can not reasonably or profitably be done; not feasible; intractable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. That cannot be done in the circumstances; unmanageable; stubborn. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. That cannot be done or performed; not to be done by human means; unmanageable. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for impracticable

  1. But the part of this glacier which intervened between his route and Almer's rocks was, in the most complete sense of the word, impracticable – The Ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper
  2. The report was favorable, so far as the improvement of the river was concerned; but the nine- mile road to the mines was unanimously voted impracticable – The Paths of Inland Commerce A Chronicle of Trail, Road, and Waterway, Volume 21 in The Chronicles of America Series by Archer B. Hulbert
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