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Pragmatic   /prægmˈætɪk/   Listen

Concerned with practical matters.  Synonyms: matter-of-fact, pragmatical.  "A matter-of-fact account of the trip"
Of or concerning the theory of pragmatism.  Synonym: pragmatical.
Guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory.  Synonyms: hard-nosed, hardheaded, practical.  "A hard-nosed labor leader" , "Completely practical in his approach to business" , "Not ideology but pragmatic politics"

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"Pragmatic" Quotes from Famous Books

... responsibility will depend upon the insertion of extraneous factors into the formula of consent. The pragmatic test has been and will be the probability that the correction of the somatic or psychic condition would have prevented or will prevent the consent to the crime. As long as no such condition will be demonstrable, society for its own protection will ...
— The Glands Regulating Personality • Louis Berman, M.D.

... X. came together, and, after conferring, determined that the Pragmatic Sanction should be repudiated; Leo, because he must increase his revenues, and Francis, because he desired to use appointments to rich vacancies as rewards for his friends. Leo's tastes, as we know, ...
— A Short History of France • Mary Platt Parmele

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