Adjective practical has 4 senses
  1. practical - concerned with actual use or practice; "he is a very practical person"; "the idea had no practical application"; "a practical knowledge of Japanese"; "woodworking is a practical art"
    impractical, armchair, crazy, half-baked, screwball, softheaded, quixotic, romantic, wild-eyed, unfunctional, meshugge, meshugga, meshuga, meshuggeneh, meshuggener
  2. hardheaded, hard-nosed, practical, pragmatic - guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory; "a hardheaded appraisal of our position"; "a hard-nosed labor leader"; "completely practical in his approach to business"; "not ideology but pragmatic politics"
    Antonym: unrealistic (indirect, via realistic)
  3. virtual, practical - being actually such in almost every respect; "a practical failure"; "the once elegant temple lay in virtual ruin"
    Antonym: unrealistic (indirect, via realistic)
  4. practical - having or put to a practical purpose or use; "practical mathematics"; "practical applications of calculus"
    theoretical (indirect, via applied)