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Entry Word: practical
Function: adjective
Text: 1 capable of being put to use or account <a practical and simple solution for the town's waste disposal> <she has some practical information on sight-seeing in San Francisco>
Synonyms applicable, functional, practicable, serviceable, usable, useful, workable, working
Related Words down-to-earth, pragmatic (also pragmatical), utilitarian; accessible, available, obtainable, reachable; all-around (also all-round), handy; active, alive, busy, employed, functioning, operating, operative
Near Antonyms abstract, academic, theoretical (also theoretic); inaccessible, unattainable, unavailable, unobtainable, unreachable; unsuitable
Antonyms impracticable, impractical, unusable, unworkable, useless
2 willing to see things as they really are and deal with them sensibly <a practical caseworker who doesn't spend a lot of time philosophizing while doing social work in the inner city> -- see REALISTIC 1