impracticable impracticable  /ɪm ˈpræk tɪ kə bəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) not capable of being carried out or put into practice

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Usage(s):

  1. Field Stream, 24 years younger, differs from its predecessor in that it opposes conservation measures which may be impracticable, based only on sentiment.
  2. Many called the edict brave, more declared it impracticable.
  3. It is impracticable for hospitals to keep a row of wet nurses on call in an anteroom.

News

  • Dish passes on making new offer for Sprint

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Dish Network Corp. says a number of factors have made it impracticable for it to submit another offer to buy Sprint Nextel Corp. in time to beat a deadline set by the phone company.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I personally feel that there is an unrealistic and maybe an impractical or impracticable obsession with your form of democracy, with your form of human rights, civil liberties," Musharraf said, claiming to speak for developing countries everywhere.
    on Nov 28, 2007 By: Pervez Musharraf Source: USA Today

  2. Professor Wilmut said: "This is very disappointing because it would mean that production of patient-specific stem cells by this means would be impracticable."
    on Feb 3, 2009 By: Ian Wilmut Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  3. "We should be moving to the main goal, namely, lifting the visa regime," president Dmitry Medvedev said at a news conference. "But the main thing is not to politicise the issue and not to be engaged in impracticable projects. We should face...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Dmitry Medvedev Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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