[ prag-muh-tist ]
/ ˈpræg mə tɪst /


a person who is oriented toward the success or failure of a particular line of action, thought, etc.; a practical person.
an advocate or adherent of philosophical pragmatism.


of, relating to, or characteristic of pragmatism.

Nearby words

  1. pragmatic theory,
  2. pragmatical,
  3. pragmaticism,
  4. pragmatics,
  5. pragmatism,
  6. prague,
  7. prague maneuver,
  8. prague pelvis,
  9. prague school,
  10. prague spring

Origin of pragmatist

First recorded in 1630–40; pragmat(ic) + -ist

Related formsan·ti·prag·ma·tist, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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