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


devotion to practical matters.

Nearby words

  1. practical effect,
  2. practical imperative,
  3. practical joke,
  4. practical nurse,
  5. practical reason,
  6. practicality,
  7. practically,
  8. practice,
  9. practice makes perfect,
  10. practice what you preach

Origin of practicalism

First recorded in 1835–45; practical + -ism

Related formsprac·ti·cal·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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