Synonyms of practical in English:

practical


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adjective

1‘they have practical experience of language-teaching methods’

SYNONYMS
empirical, hands-on, pragmatic, real, actual, active, applied, experiential, experimental, non-theoretical, in the field
informal how-to
technical heuristic
rare empiric
ANTONYMS

theoretical

2‘the opposition have failed to put forward any practical alternatives’

SYNONYMS
feasible, practicable, realistic, viable, workable, possible, within the bounds of possibility, within the realms of possibility, reasonable, sensible, useful, helpful, constructive
informal doable
rare accomplishable

3‘do you want your clothes to be practical or frivolous?’

SYNONYMS
functional, serviceable, sensible, useful, utilitarian, utility, everyday, workaday, ordinary
suitable, appropriate

4‘I'm just being practical—we must find a ground-floor flat’

SYNONYMS
realistic, sensible, down-to-earth, pragmatic, businesslike, matter-of-fact, reasonable, rational, commonsensical, hard-headed, no-nonsense, with both feet on the ground, with one's feet on the ground
informal hard-nosed
ANTONYMS

impractical

5‘it was a practical certainty that he would try to raise more money’

SYNONYMS
virtual, effective, in effect