Anti-theoretical



of, relating to, or consisting in ; not practical (distinguished from ).
existing only in ; hypothetical.
given to, forming, or dealing with ; speculative.
adjective
of or based on theory
lacking practical application or actual existence; hypothetical
using or dealing in theory; impractical
adj.

1610s, from Late Latin theoreticus “of or pertaining to theory,” from Greek theoretikos “contemplative, pertaining to theory” (by Aristotle contrasted to praktikos), from theoretos “that may be seen or considered,” from theorein “to consider, look at” (see theory). Related: Theoretically.

theoretical the·o·ret·i·cal (thē’ə-rět’ĭ-kəl)
adj.

Of, relating to, or based on theory.

Restricted to theory; not practical.

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