Definitions for pragmatist
an adherent of philosophical pragmatism
a person who takes a practical approach to problems and is concerned primarily with the success or failure of her actions
One who acts in a practical or straightforward manner; one who is pragmatic; one who values practicality or pragmatism.
A pragmatist would never plant such a messy tree, but I like its flowers.
One who acts in response to particular situations rather than upon abstract ideals; one who is willing to ignore their ideals to accomplish goals.
One who belongs to the philosophic school of pragmatism; one who holds that the meaning of beliefs are the actions they entail, and that the truth of those beliefs consist in the actions they entail successfully leading a believer to their goals.
Origin: From πρᾶγμα.
one who is pragmatic