Definitions for pragmatist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pragmatist(noun)

    an adherent of philosophical pragmatism

  2. pragmatist(noun)

    a person who takes a practical approach to problems and is concerned primarily with the success or failure of her actions


  1. pragmatist(Noun)

    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.

  2. pragmatist(Noun)

    One who acts in response to particular situations rather than upon abstract ideals; one who is willing to ignore their ideals to accomplish goals.

  3. pragmatist(Noun)

    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.

  4. Origin: From πρᾶγμα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pragmatist(noun)

    one who is pragmatic


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pragmatist in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pragmatist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Shaul Bakhash:

    Rafsanjani is above all a pragmatist, a problem solver. He looks for ways to get things done.

  2. Matthew Vadum:

    Trump is a radical pragmatist who manages to come down on the conservative side more than the liberal side. He’s an opinionated, emotional man who is always full of energy. He enjoys being Donald Trump and all that entails. He sees things through the lens of experience and what he considers to be common sense. He calls ‘em as he sees ‘em. This leads to him changing his mind, as we’ve all seen, a lot. He’s a scrappy billionaire from humble Queens who, despite an Ivy League education, speaks with an accent some consider unsophisticated. He almost never talks about the Constitution or the Founding Fathers which infuriates many conservative intellectuals who think that he is beneath them.

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