Synonyms for practical

Grammar : Adj
Spell : prak-ti-kuhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpræk tɪ kəl

Top 10 synonyms for practical Other synonyms for the word practical

Définition of practical

Origin :
  • early 15c., practicale "of or pertaining to matters of practice; applied," with -al (1) + earlier practic (adj.) "dealing with practical matters, applied, not merely theoretical" (early 15c.), or practic (n.) "method, practice, use" (late 14c.). In some cases directly from Old French practique (adj.) "fit for action," earlier pratique (13c.) and Medieval Latin practicalis, from Late Latin practicus "practical, active," from Greek praktikos "fit for action, fit for business; business-like, practical; active, effective, vigorous," from praktos "done; to be done," verbal adjective of prassein, prattein "to do, act, effect, accomplish."
  • adj realistic, useful
  • adj experienced, proficient
Example sentences :
  • The Phoenicians, before all else, were practical business men.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • Better be common-sensed and practical, taking things as they are.
  • Extract from : « 'Tis Sixty Years Since » by Charles Francis Adams
  • The thoughts of the men of that day were as practical as their sentiments were patriotic.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • I favor as a practical policy the putting of first things first.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • But one remark was at once singularly philosophical and practical.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • He had uttered his own practical unbelief, however, with considerable accuracy.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • In using this device, only a coal or a wood stove is practical.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • The practical question, then, is what to do with the children.
  • Extract from : « A Treatise on Parents and Children » by George Bernard Shaw
  • But her busy brain was working, too,—the practical brain that she had got from her mother's side.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • And then the wedding; and the practical Cadge surprised us all.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark

Antonyms for practical

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