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1. practical

adjective. ['ˈpræktɪkəl'] concerned with actual use or practice.

Synonyms

  • realistic
  • matter-of-fact
  • pragmatical
  • practicality
  • concrete
  • pragmatic
  • interoperable
  • operable
  • practicable
  • applicative
  • unimaginative
  • possible
  • serviceable
  • functional
  • working

Antonyms

  • abstract
  • unserviceable
  • unrealistic
  • impractical
  • impossible

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • practic (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Practical

  • tactical

Example sentences of the word practical


1. Adjective
Travel-size toiletries and a folding hairbrush are the most practical.

Quotes containing the word practical


1. In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not so good.
- Sun Tzu

2. I think it's realistic to have hope. One can be a perverse idealist and say the easiest thing: 'I despair. The world's no good.' That's a perverse idealist. It's practical to hope, because the hope is for us to survive as a human species. That's very realistic.
- Studs Terkel

3. The aged love what is practical while impetuous youth longs only for what is dazzling.
- Petrarch

2. practical

adjective. ['ˈpræktɪkəl'] guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory.

Synonyms

  • hardheaded
  • pragmatic
  • hard-nosed

Antonyms

  • nonrepresentational
  • rhetorical
  • inutility
  • uselessness

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • practic (English)

3. practical

adjective. ['ˈpræktɪkəl'] having or put to a practical purpose or use.

Antonyms

  • unreal

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • practic (English)

4. practical

adjective. ['ˈpræktɪkəl'] being actually such in almost every respect.

Synonyms

  • virtual

Antonyms

  • abstractness
  • intangible

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • practic (English)
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