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impracticableness

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being impracticable; impracticability.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being impracticable; impracticability.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being impracticable.

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

  • n. the quality of not being usable

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Examples

  • There may be some who, in a disparaging tone, will at this stage of my confessions enter an accusation of impracticableness.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • It is better to bear the burden of impracticableness, than to stifle conviction and to pare away principle until it becomes more hollowness and triviality.

    On Compromise

  • Dolly, and with her; and Mrs. Copley, in spite of chewing the cud of mortification at Dolly's impracticableness, was beguiled into forgetting herself.

    The End of a Coil

  • No clerical magistrate had greater weight at sessions, or less of mischievous impracticableness in relation to worldly affairs.

    Daniel Deronda

  • Mrs. Falconer was too well aware of the impracticableness of her daughter's temper to tell her upon this occasion the whole truth, even if her own habits would have permitted her to be sincere.

    Tales and Novels — Volume 07

  • I was even mad enough to think of venturing up the cavern again, but was restrained from the attempt by the certain impracticableness of it Then

    Life And Adventures Of Peter Wilkins, Vol. I. (of II.)

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