Synonyms of practical in English:

practical


See definition of practical

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