practicalism

[ prak-ti-kuh-liz-uhm ]
/ ˈpræk tɪ kəˌlɪz əm /

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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Example sentences from the Web for practicalism

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

    Communism and Christianism|William Montgomery Brown