What is the opposite of practical?

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Adjective
Opposite of sensible, useful, and effective rather than fashionable or attractive
“I was convinced that bigger was better, but did not consider how impractical a large tripod was to lug around.”
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Opposite of suitable for a particular purpose
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“Unless your name is MacGyver, that tiny screwdriver is going to be useless for what you want to achieve.”
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Opposite of so nearly the case that it can be regarded as so
“Please be aware of what you need to do in the unlikely event of an emergency.”
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Opposite of of, or concerned with, the actual doing or use of something, rather than with theory and ideas
“This is a theoretical conclusion, but one that graphically illustrates the point.”
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Opposite of concerned with making decisions and actions that are useful in practice
“In the end, we accepted the ruling after feeling that it would be injudicious to challenge it.”
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Opposite of having or showing good sense or judgment
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Opposite of based on, or displaying, common sense
“Some journalists are trustworthy, and some are just completely unreliable.”
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Opposite of marked by convenience or the characteristics of making life easier
“Lining up once to order food and then again to pay was very inconvenient.”
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(of a person) Opposite of having emotional or mental peace
“But that is as far as I can go in praising this decrepit and unbalanced person.”
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Opposite of designed to be practical and useful, rather than attractive
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Opposite of almost or nearly as described, but not completely or according to strict definition
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Opposite of easy to handle or use
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Opposite of not given to or confused by uncertainty or subtlety
“It gave him perseverance, a quality sorely needed when he chose the uncertain life of an artist.”
Adjective
Opposite of callous and toughened by experience
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(of a choice or decision) Opposite of exercising prudence
“Michael's tenure as a lawyer has come into question following a spate of irresponsible decisions he has made recently.”
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Opposite of having or indicating an efficient, practical, and systematic approach to one's work or a task
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Opposite of involving or concerned with applied and industrial sciences
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Opposite of having the ability to put available resources to efficient or ingenious use
“Being unimaginative, he failed to creatively utilize the tools and resources at his disposal.”
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Opposite of having healthy and sound mental faculties
“Only an insane person would get that close to a Great White and take a selfie.”
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Opposite of possessing sound judgment
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Opposite of not imaginary, theoretical or based in a non-physical realm, such as heaven or cyberspace
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Opposite of commonplace or ordinary
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Opposite of carried out using a planned, ordered procedure
“Why do we do accumulate, hoard, and fill our homes and offices with messy, untidy, disorganized clutter?”
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Opposite of easily understood or grasped
“A lot of poems are so obscure and complex that they are virtually incomprehensible to the non-expert.”
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Opposite of implicit
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Opposite of having or showing a calm attitude towards disappointments or difficulties
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Opposite of acting in advance to deal with an expected change or difficulty
“We need to start taking preemptive measures instead of being so reactive.”
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Opposite of sensible and balanced in personality and emotional behavior
“For a grown woman, she sure acts like an immature and petulant child.”
Adjective
Opposite of inclined to frugality
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