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  • adj. Not practicable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Impracticable; not feasible.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not practicable; not feasible; not capable of being performed; impracticable.


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un- +‎ practicable


  • That's a scary and expensive venture, so if it takes me a ridiculous amount of time, it might be unpracticable.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Areus, by frequent ambushes, and seizing positions where the ways were most unpracticable, harassed the Gauls and Molossians that brought up the rear.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • "Men are prejudiced and unpracticable on some points," she soliloquized,

    Bluebell A Novel

  • The Balkan Alliance, being thus unpracticable, the belligerent powers of Europe attempted to attract Rumania and Bulgaria only, and to this end they made every sort of promise to the two Governments of Sofia and

    The New York Times Current History, A Monthly Magazine The European War, March 1915

  • For, argued the plain common sense of the nation, if it is unconstitutional, unpracticable, and futile for the nation to stand guardian over its helpless wards, then there is left but one alternative: to make those wards their own guardians by arming them with the ballot.

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 1995, Memorial Issue

  • Berne to account for these suspicious occurrences, Count Michel forthwith abandoned his far-reaching and unpracticable scheme, and sent

    The Counts of Gruyère

  • He had pinned his faith on Pompey's ultimate opposition to Cæsar, and yet did not wholly trust him, and was fully aware of the unpracticable nature of Cato and the weakness of the Optimates.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 The Whole Extant Correspodence in Chronological Order

  • The idea of the party state has in Germany proved to be wrong or, at least, in a state with, at present, fifteen active parties, most highly dangerous and unpracticable.

    The New Germany

  • It has been urged, "You are unpracticable; you want a world of tramps -- how are you going to live?"

    A Tramp's Sketches

  • To shut off a backward people from all contact with the outside world by a kind of blockade is not only unpracticable, but is artificially to deny them the chances of education and progress.

    Progress and History


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