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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

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