impracticability

[ im-prak-ti-kuh-buh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF impracticability
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The impracticability of successful assault on the north side was then accepted.

In all this could be read the merciless greed and impracticability of these goldseekers.

He thought that because of its madness it was impracticable, but because of its impracticability it was divine.

Nor could I consider the magnitude and complexity of my plan as any argument of its impracticability.

It met with much opposition on the grounds of impracticability and expense.

One impracticability makes as effectual a barrier as a thousand.

This restiveness and impracticability are principally incident to us in the period of youth.

He wrote to him accordingly, stating the impracticability of the attempt.

But nearly all felt the impracticability of further resistance.

The objection to the authority of educated bodies is its impracticability.

WORD ORIGIN

"incapable of being done," 1670s, from assimilated form of in- (1) "not, opposite of" + practicable. Earlier in a sense of "impassable" (1650s).

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