Pragmatic Definition

Dogmatic; opinionated.
Webster's New World
Dealing with historical facts, esp. in their causal relationship.
Webster's New World
Having to do with the affairs of a state or community.
Webster's New World
Of or relating to pragmatics.
American Heritage
Of or having to do with philosophical pragmatism.
Webster's New World
A pragmatic sanction.
American Heritage

Origin of Pragmatic

  • From French pragmatique, from Late Latin pragmaticus (“relating to civil affair; in Latin, as a noun, a person versed in the law who furnished arguments and points to advocates and orators, a kind of attorney"), from Ancient Greek πραγματικός (pragmatikós, “active, versed in affairs"), from πρᾶγμα (pragma, “a thing done, a fact"), in plural πράγματα (prágmata, “affairs, state affairs, public business, etc."), from πράσσειν (prassein, “to do") (whence English practical).

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin prāgmaticus skilled in business from Greek prāgmatikos from prāgma prāgmat- deed from prāssein prāg- to do

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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