Synonyms for (adjective) practical

Synonyms: practical

Definition: having or put to a practical purpose or use

Usage: practical mathematics; practical applications of calculus

Similar words: applied

Definition: concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles

Usage: applied physics; applied psychology; technical problems in medicine, engineering, economics and other applied disciplines- Sidney Hook


Synonyms: practical

Definition: concerned with actual use or practice

Usage: he is a very practical person; the idea had no practical application; a practical knowledge of Japanese; woodworking is a practical art

Similar words: applicative, applicatory

Definition: readily applicable or practical


Similar words: functional

Definition: designed for or adapted to a function or use

Usage: functional education selects knowledge that is concrete and usable rather than abstract and theoretical; functional architecture


Similar words: interoperable

Definition: able to exchange and use information


Similar words: pragmatic, pragmatical, matter-of-fact

Definition: concerned with practical matters

Usage: a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem; a matter-of-fact account of the trip


Similar words: operable, practicable

Definition: usable for a specific purpose

Usage: an operable plan; a practicable solution


Similar words: serviceable

Definition: intended or able to serve a purpose without elaboration

Usage: serviceable low-heeled shoes;


Similar words: unimaginative

Definition: dealing only with concrete facts


Similar words: working

Definition: adequate for practical use; especially sufficient in strength or numbers to accomplish something

Usage: the party has a working majority in the House; a working knowledge of Spanish


Synonyms: practical, pragmatic, hard-nosed, hardheaded

Definition: guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory

Usage: a hardheaded appraisal of our position; a hard-nosed labor leader; completely practical in his approach to business; not ideology but pragmatic politics

Similar words: realistic

Definition: aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are

Usage: a realistic description; a realistic view of the possibilities; a realistic appraisal of our chances; the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans


Synonyms: virtual, practical

Definition: being actually such in almost every respect

Usage: a practical failure; the once elegant temple lay in virtual ruin

Similar words: realistic

Definition: aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are

Usage: a realistic description; a realistic view of the possibilities; a realistic appraisal of our chances; the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans