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practicalism

[prak-ti-kuh-liz-uh m]
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noun
  1. devotion to practical matters.

Origin of practicalism

First recorded in 1835–45; practical + -ism
Related formsprac·ti·cal·ist, noun
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Historical Examples

  • We must have the church and state in order that we may have their souls, idealism and practicalism.

    Communism and Christianism

    William Montgomery Brown