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practicalism

[ prak-ti-kuh-liz-uhm ]
/ ˈpræk tɪ kəˌlɪz əm /
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noun
devotion to practical matters.
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Origin of practicalism

First recorded in 1835–45; practical + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM practicalism

prac·ti·cal·ist, noun
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How to use practicalism in a sentence

  • He had besides, the stolidity of the German, and their cool calculating practicalism.

  • A sordid practicalism has made itself felt, due to a feverish desire to play an important rôle in the detail of current politics.

  • Political practicalism is a social soul of which the state should be the embodiment.

    Communism and Christianism|William Montgomery Brown
  • We must have the church and state in order that we may have their souls, idealism and practicalism.

    Communism and Christianism|William Montgomery Brown
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