Pragmatist meaning

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The definition of a pragmatist is a realistic who looks at things logically and takes the logical approach.

A realist who is neither an optimist nor a pessimist who examines situations objectively and assess them realistically is an example of someone who is a pragmatist.

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One who acts in a practical or straightforward manner; one who is pragmatic; one who values practicality or pragmatism.

A pragmatist would never plant such a messy tree, but I like its flowers.

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One who acts in response to particular situations rather than upon abstract ideals; one who is willing to ignore their ideals to accomplish goals.

I'm not a thief, I am a pragmatist. I need this bread to feed my family.

We cannot trust him not to lie for his own gain, he's an opportunist and a pragmatist.

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One who belongs to the philosophic school of pragmatism; one who holds that the meaning of beliefs are the actions they entail, and that the truth of those beliefs consist in the actions they entail successfully leading a believer to their goals.
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Origin of pragmatist

  • From Ancient Greek πρᾶγμα (pragma, “thing”).

    From Wiktionary