Definitions for pragmatic
pragmatic sanction, pragmatic(adj)
an imperial decree that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land
matter-of-fact, pragmatic, pragmatical(adj)
concerned with practical matters
"a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem"; "a matter-of-fact account of the trip"
of or concerning the theory of pragmatism
hardheaded, hard-nosed, practical, pragmatic(adj)
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"
Practical, concerned with making decisions and actions that are useful in practice, not just theory
The sturdy furniture in the student lounge was pragmatic, but unattractive.
Origin: From pragmatique, from pragmaticus, from πραγματικός, from πρᾶγμα, in plural πράγματα, from πράσσειν (whence English practical).
alt. of Pragmatical
one skilled in affairs
a solemn public ordinance or decree