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