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Meaning of “impractical” in the English Dictionary

"impractical" in British English

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impracticaladjective

uk   us   /ɪmˈpræk.tɪ.kəl/
Impractical ​people are not ​naturally good at doing ​usefuljobs such as making or ​repairing things. Impractical ​arrangements, ​ideas, or ​methods cannot be done or used ​easily or ​effectively: It's impractical to have so many ​people all ​trying to use this ​equipment at the same ​time. Impractical ​clothes, ​devices, etc. ​causeproblems when used in ​normalsituations: I ​love high ​heels but they're ​rather impractical.
(Definition of impractical from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"impractical" in American English

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impracticaladjective

 us   /ɪmˈpræk·tɪ·kəl/
not ​effective or ​reasonable, or (of ​people) not ​able to ​provideeffective or ​simplesolutions: an impractical ​plan It’s impractical to ​buy things just because they’re on ​sale.
(Definition of impractical from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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