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impracticability

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character of being impracticable.
  • noun Untractableness; stubbornness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or quality of being impracticable; infeasibility.
  • noun An impracticable thing.
  • noun Intractableness; stubbornness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality or condition of being impracticable.
  • noun An impracticable thing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quality of not being usable

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Examples

  • Another doctrine, called "impracticability," says you can breach a contract if you're suddenly unable to hold up your end of the bargain.

    Slate Magazine

  • Another doctrine, called "impracticability," says you can breach a contract if you're suddenly unable to hold up your end of the bargain.

    Slate Magazine

  • I do not know how far they are possible; but it seems to me that God has plainly commanded them, and that, therefore, their impracticability is a thing to be meditated on.] [Footnote 152: Exod. xxi.

    On the Old Road, Vol. 2 (of 2) A Collection of Miscellaneous Essays and Articles on Art and Literature

  • And even diehard communists could see the impracticability of applying socialism to a deeply conservative and tribal society such as Afghanistan.

    Russian military could be drawn back into Afghanistan

  • Only 301 Seminoles remained in Florida, Worth claimed, and the previous campaign had convinced him of “the utter impracticability of securing them by main force.”

    Between War and Peace

  • Only 301 Seminoles remained in Florida, Worth claimed, and the previous campaign had convinced him of “the utter impracticability of securing them by main force.”

    Between War and Peace

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

    Chapter 3

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

    Chapter 4

  • With such powerful and obvious motives to union, affecting all parts of our country, while experience shall not have demonstrated its impracticability, there will always be reason to distrust the patriotism of those who in any quarter may endeavor to weaken itsbands.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The “Racist” Charge

  • It is often, by the impracticability of obtaining the concurrence of the necessary number of votes, kept in a state of inaction.

    Winner-Take-All Politics

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