impracticable


adjective

  1. not practicable; incapable of being put into practice with the available means: an impracticable plan.
  2. unsuitable for practical use or purposes, as a device or material.
  3. (of ground, places, etc.) impassable.
  4. (of persons) hard to deal with because of stubbornness, stupidity, etc.

adjective

  1. incapable of being put into practice or accomplished; not feasible
  2. unsuitable for a desired use; unfit
  3. an archaic word for intractable
adj.

“incapable of being done,” 1670s, from assimilated form of in- (1) “not, opposite of” + practicable. Earlier in a sense of “impassable” (1650s).

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