One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘they have practical experience of language-teaching methods’
empirical, hands-on, pragmatic, real, actual, active, applied, experiential, experimental, non-theoretical, in the field
2‘the opposition have failed to put forward any practical alternatives’
feasible, practicable, realistic, viable, workable, possible, within the bounds of possibility, within the realms of possibility, reasonable, sensible, useful, helpful, constructive
3‘do you want your clothes to be practical or frivolous?’
functional, serviceable, sensible, useful, utilitarian, utility, everyday, workaday, ordinary
4‘I'm just being practical—we must find a ground-floor flat’
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
5‘it was a practical certainty that he would try to raise more money’
virtual, effective, in effect
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