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pragmatist

[prag-muh-tist]
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noun
  1. a person who is oriented toward the success or failure of a particular line of action, thought, etc.; a practical person.
  2. an advocate or adherent of philosophical pragmatism.
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of pragmatism.
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Origin of pragmatist

First recorded in 1630–40; pragmat(ic) + -ist
Related formsan·ti·prag·ma·tist, noun, adjective
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