Unpractical

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Unpractical Not practical; impractical. "Unpractical questions.""I like him none the less for being unpractical ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unpractical Not practical. Inclined to give time and attention to matters of speculation and theory rather than to those of practice, action, or utility; careless about things merely profitable; hence, unfitted to deal with realities.
    • unpractical Not dictated by or in harmony with experience in actual work: as, an unpractical scheme. Synonyms See impracticable.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unpractical un-prak′ti-kal not practical, disinclined to give attention to things immediately useful or profitable: not workable in detail
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Usage

In literature:

Brutus, as far as the public service was concerned, was an unpractical, useless man.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
They seemed to him to be unpractical creatures.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
The struggles of his unpractical mind were painful.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
The following sections will show that this tendency is unwarranted and unpractical.
"Histology of the Blood" by Paul Ehrlich
The cuckoo seems such an unpractical and inefficient bird that it is interesting to see it doing things.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
I am too unpractical, I know, but she isn't unpractical enough.
"The Benefactress" by Elizabeth Beauchamp
Some energetically practical; others dreamily unpractical.
"Religion & Sex" by Chapman Cohen
Of course, I know that I run the risk of being thought indolent and unpractical.
"The Thread of Gold" by Arthur Christopher Benson
The John Jenkins had a family of one daughter and five extravagant and unpractical sons.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 9" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Well, it is unpractical.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
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In science:

Although one-time pad encrypted files can be sent through Internet channels, the need for renewing shared secret keys have made this method unpractical.
Secure sharing of random bits over the Internet
One way to select k is to compare DT and DT ,k,ν , but the long computation times required to obtain DT make those comparisons unpractical.
The random Tukey depth
However, with many elements this procedure is very unpractical and time consuming.
Angular Momentum of Electromagnetic Radiation. Fundamental physics applied to the radio domain for innovative studies of space and development of new concepts in wireless communications
This is of course provided that we do not physically move the antennas which would be extremely unpractical.
Angular Momentum of Electromagnetic Radiation. Fundamental physics applied to the radio domain for innovative studies of space and development of new concepts in wireless communications
This makes dish antennas unpractical and very costly.
Angular Momentum of Electromagnetic Radiation. Fundamental physics applied to the radio domain for innovative studies of space and development of new concepts in wireless communications
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