Definition of Pragmatic

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

Exact synonyms: Pragmatic Sanction
Generic synonyms: Imperial Decree



2. Adjective. Concerned with practical matters. "A matter-of-fact account of the trip"
Exact synonyms: Matter-of-fact, Pragmatical
Similar to: Practical
Derivative terms: Pragmatism, Pragmatism

3. Adjective. Of or concerning the theory of pragmatism.
Exact synonyms: Pragmatical
Partainyms: Pragmatism, Pragmatism
Derivative terms: Pragmatism, Pragmatism

4. Adjective. Guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory. "Not ideology but pragmatic politics"
Exact synonyms: Hard-nosed, Hardheaded, Practical
Similar to: Realistic
Derivative terms: Practicality, Practice, Pragmatism

Definition of Pragmatic

1. a. Of or pertaining to business or to affairs; of the nature of business; practical; material; businesslike in habit or manner.

2. n. One skilled in affairs.

Definition of Pragmatic

1. Adjective. Practical, concerned with making decisions and actions that are useful in practice, not just theory ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pragmatic

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pragmatic

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Literary usage of Pragmatic

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1. History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great: Called by Thomas Carlyle (1873)
"All men had notice enough of this Imperial bit of Sheepskin, before they got done with it, five-and-twenty years hence.7 A very famous pragmatic Sanction; ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"Curiously enough, the first guarantor of the pragmatic Sanction was Philip V, Charles' successful rival in Spain. On hostile terms with England and Holland, ..."

3. History of Friedrich II of Prussia: Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle, Henry Duff Traill (1897)
"Imperial Majesty's pragmatic Sanction Kaiser Karl meanwhile was rather short of heirs; which formed another of his real troubles, ..."

4. History of Friedrich II, of Prussia: Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1900)
"Imperial Majesty's pragmatic Sanction Kaiser Karl meanwhile was rather short of heirs; which formed another of his real troubles, and involved him in much ..."

5. History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1862)
"The operation once accomplished on its own pragmatic Covenant, France found no difficulty with the others. Everybody was disposed to eat his Covenant who ..."

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