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Meaning & Definition of Pragmatic in English

English

Pragmatic

/prægmætɪk/

noun

1. An imperial decree that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land

    synonym:
  • pragmatic sanction
  • ,
  • pragmatic

adjective

1. Concerned with practical matters

  • "A matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem"
  • "A matter-of-fact account of the trip"
    synonym:
  • matter-of-fact
  • ,
  • pragmatic
  • ,
  • pragmatical

2. Of or concerning the theory of pragmatism

    synonym:
  • pragmatic
  • ,
  • pragmatical

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • hardheaded
  • ,
  • hard-nosed
  • ,
  • practical
  • ,
  • pragmatic

Examples of using

I have been told that I am pragmatic, and I am.