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pragmatic

prag·mat·ic

pragmatic

 
pronunciation:
praeg mae tihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: concerned with actual causes and effects rather than abstract theories or ideas; practical.
We took a pragmatic approach in raising our children; if something worked we stuck to it.That sounds like a good idea in the abstract, but we have to be pragmatic now.
antonyms:
impractical, visionary
similar words:
businesslike, hardheaded, practical
definition 2: of or relating to the theory of pragmatism.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a decree issued by a sovereign head that is adopted as fundamental law; pragmatic sanction.
definition 2: someone who views things from a practical perspective.
derivation: pragmatically (adv.)