adjective Also prag·mat·i·cal (for defs. 1, 2, 5).
- busy; active.
- officious; meddlesome; interfering.
- dogmatic; opinionated.
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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.
As a result, operators are being pragmatic, developing hybrid-cloud environments and managing multiple clouds.
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.
We believe that they can be humanitarian leaders, both symbolically and pragmatically.
But undramatically, mundanely, and pragmatically, Obama will get his legislation.
Then, as president, he followed thorough, pragmatically but resolutely.
"You are always so pragmatically and priggishly correct," she said.The Mountebank|William J. Locke
The only way to get forward with our notion is to treat it pragmatically.Pragmatism|William James
Pragmatically relevant commitments are no longer the privilege of state bureaucracies.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
Pragmatically speaking, this outlying chain of response is unintended and irrelevant.The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation and Other Essays|Thorstein Veblen
Pragmatically, virtual and actual truth mean the same thing: the possibility of only one answer, when once the question is raised.The Meaning of Truth|William James