Word Of The Week- Pragmatic

Pragmatic: Adjective

Origin: late 16th century (in the senses ‘busy, interfering, conceited’): via Latin from Greek pragmatikos ‘relating to fact’, from pragma ‘deed’ (from the stem of prattein ‘do’). The current senses date from the mid 19th century.

IPA Pronunciation: /praɡˈmatɪk/

Meaning: 

  1. dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.
  2. relating to or being in accordance with philosophical pragmatism.

Sentences: 

  1. His pragmatic view of public education comes from years of working in city schools.

Synonyms: down-to-earth, earthy, hardheaded, matter-of-fact, practical, realistic

Rhymes:  agnatic, aquatic, astatic, asthmatic, bregmatic,carnatic, caryatic, chromatic, climatic.

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