impracticable

[ im-prak-ti-kuh-buh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF impracticable

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That mountain wall, impracticable as it seems, we have to scale.

The advice was good, but in the present temper of the army it was felt to be impracticable.

He was altogether splendid, massive, overpowering, and impracticable.

Flight was humiliating and dreadful, but to remain in England was impracticable.

The ideal is as impracticable as it is puerile and retrograde.

But very soon it was found that such tactics were, in the main, impracticable.

They dismissed me as impracticable, and made me garde-chasse; and they were right, too.

So sudden, so impetuous was the encounter, all effort to prevent it was impracticable.

This was impracticable without the support of the French court.

Perhaps I was asking what was impracticable, and it is well for me that it was so.

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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