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pragmatist

[prag-muh-tist] /ˈpræg mə tɪst/
noun
1.
a person who is oriented toward the success or failure of a particular line of action, thought, etc.; a practical person.
2.
an advocate or adherent of philosophical pragmatism.
adjective
3.
of, relating to, or characteristic of pragmatism.
Origin of pragmatist
1630-1640
First recorded in 1630-40; pragmat(ic) + -ist
Related forms
antipragmatist, noun, adjective
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