Main Entry: prag·mat·ic
Variant(s): also prag·mat·i·cal \-ti-kəl\
Etymology: Latin pragmaticus skilled in law or business, from Greek pragmatikos, from pragmat-, pragma deed, from prassein to do — more at practical
1 archaic a (1): busy (2): officious b: opinionated
2: relating to matters of fact or practical affairs often to the exclusion of intellectual or artistic matters : practical as opposed to idealistic [pragmatic men of power have had no time or inclination to deal with…social morality — K. B. Clark]
3: relating to or being in accordance with philosophical pragmatism
— pragmatic noun
— prag·mat·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
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