- busy; active.
- officious; meddlesome; interfering.
- dogmatic; opinionated.
Origin of pragmatic
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How to use pragmatic in a sentence
Our proposal for a new pragmatic approach is supported by 82% of drivers and 76% of voters.After Prop 22’s passage, Uber is taking its lobbying effort global|Kirsten Korosec|November 5, 2020|TechCrunch
Deng meant that the nation must be flexible, pragmatic, and willing to adapt to obstacles as they emerged.Xi Jinping’s new economic strategy for China: ‘Dual circulation’ or doublespeak?|claychandler|October 15, 2020|Fortune
I’m trying to honestly be as optimistic as I can but I also feel like I’m being very pragmatic to understand that these are very difficult situations that we’re facing.Bars brace for COVID winter|Parker Purifoy|October 9, 2020|Washington Blade
As a result, operators are being pragmatic, developing hybrid-cloud environments and managing multiple clouds.5G and the enterprise opportunity|Claire Beatty|October 7, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Ginsburg was pragmatic, added Anita Hill, professor of law, public policy, and women’s studies at Brandeis University.Anita Hill remembers Ruth Bader Ginsburg: ‘You don’t have to be in the winning column to be powerful’|Nicole Goodkind|October 1, 2020|Fortune
And in his characteristic way he faced it pragmatically and without fear.Peter Worthington: A Life Well Lived|Justin Green|May 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We believe that they can be humanitarian leaders, both symbolically and pragmatically.African First Ladies Rally for Change|Marjorie Margolies|May 6, 2011|DAILY BEAST
But undramatically, mundanely, and pragmatically, Obama will get his legislation.Nothing Is Going to Change|Lee Siegel|September 9, 2009|DAILY BEAST
Then, as president, he followed thorough, pragmatically but resolutely.Obama's Panic Problem|Sean Wilentz|October 5, 2008|DAILY BEAST
The "different points of view" here spoken of have concerned themselves with viewing pragmatically a number of different things.Essays in Experimental Logic|John Dewey
In fact, as she'd said pragmatically, well balanced people never die of broken hearts.Highways in Hiding|George Oliver Smith
Yet in one case scholasticism has proved the importance of the substance-idea by treating it pragmatically.Tragic Sense Of Life|Miguel de Unamuno
Thus Paul's postulate of Adam as the natural man was pragmatically true: it worked.
This slavery also justifies itself pragmatically by working effectively; but it has made Paul the eternal enemy of Woman.