Definitions for pragmatic

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. pragmatic sanction, pragmatic(adj)

    an imperial decree that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land

  2. 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"

  3. pragmatic, pragmatical(adj)

    of or concerning the theory of pragmatism

  4. 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"

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  1. pragmatic(Adjective)

    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.

  2. Origin: From pragmatique, from pragmaticus, from πραγματικός, from πρᾶγμα, in plural πράγματα, from πράσσειν (whence English practical).

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Pragmatic(adj)

    alt. of Pragmatical

  2. Pragmatic(noun)

    one skilled in affairs

  3. Pragmatic(noun)

    a solemn public ordinance or decree


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