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/


  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.


  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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