- 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.
Origin of pragmatist
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Examples from the Web for pragmatist
A pragmatist and a moderate, she serves as a role model for other Blue Dog women running for election in Red states.Never Bet Against Senator Heidi Heitkamp, North Dakota’s Rising Star
January 23, 2014
He's a conservative, but not a purist; he's a conviction politician—and a pragmatist too.A Thinner Chris Christie Still Faces Big Political Challenges
May 10, 2013
Obama took to it in his own way, as a pragmatist, a centrist, a man who believes in compromise.Bernard-Henri Lévy on Barack Obama’s Three Revolutions
October 30, 2012
Bowles is a committed centrist, a fiscal conservative, and a pragmatist.The Only Guy Who Can Save Obama
September 29, 2010
I wish we would stop seeing him as either the prophet who will deliver us or the pragmatist who will deny us.Obama's Cautious Gay Strategy
Timothy Patrick McCarthy
April 18, 2010
Hodder kept an open mind, but he became a pragmatist so far.The Inside of the Cup, Complete
The pragmatist principle has an important bearing on religion.
It is in answering this question that the pragmatist criterion fails.
It was very satisfactory to discover definitely that he was not a Pragmatist.Sinister Street, vol. 2
I ought to have considered fairly the pragmatist's theory of truth.The Sources Of Religious Insight