Impractical or Impracticable?

Use “impractical” when something can be done but isn’t worth doing: It’s impractical to run the dishwasher now because it would probably wake the baby.

“Impracticable” means something can’t be done at all: Trying to use the dishwasher is impracticable because it’s been broken since last summer.

 

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One response to “Impractical or Impracticable?

  1. Andrew Pitts

    Perfect. Thank you!

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