impracticable

Part of speech: adverb

Impracticably.

Part of speech:

IMPRACTICABILITY, IMPRACTICABLENESS.

Part of speech: adjective

That can not reasonably or profitably be done; not feasible; intractable.

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Usage examples "impracticable":

  1. I thought of you at the time, Steve; how such a life might restore your health; but it seemed so impossible, so impracticable, that I soon forgot about it. - "A Breath of Prairie and other stories", Will Lillibridge.
  2. He resigned his office immediately after the election and retired to private life at an age and under circumstances which made it impracticable for him to re- enter the bar with success, but with the consolation of knowing that he had acted right. - "The American Judiciary", Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD.
  3. For a moment the lad thought of trying to break away, run home, and tell his father of Nelly's fate; but a second thought convinced him that this course was utterly impracticable. - "Silver Lake", R.M. Ballantyne.