adjective Also prag·mat·i·cal (for defs. 1, 2, 5).
- busy; active.
- officious; meddlesome; interfering.
- dogmatic; opinionated.
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He had already come out forcefully against the effort, on both constitutional and politically pragmatic grounds.An insurrection sets an ugly stage for 2024 GOP presidential hopefuls|Aaron Blake|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
Data clean rooms represent the most pragmatic, safe solution yet to emerge for navigating this thorny process in a way that benefits all stakeholders.Deep Dive: Programmatic ends a strong 2020 as CTV, OTT and data privacy loom large in early 2021|Jessica Rapp|January 5, 2021|Digiday
Portman’s call for a bipartisan commission was particularly striking, given that he’s generally regarded as one of the more pragmatic Republican senators.‘These are not crazy people’: GOP defends its voter-fraud push, ignoring obvious perils|Aaron Blake|December 16, 2020|Washington Post
With that promise, McAuliffe gives a nod to the party’s leftward shift without abandoning his “pragmatic, centrist” approach to business matters, said Jessica Taylor, Senate and governors editor for the nonpartisan Cook Political Report.
So, it may seem pragmatic to avoid coauthoring too much with women.The Problem with a New Study on Mentorship in Science - Facts So Romantic|Aubrey Clayton|December 2, 2020|Nautilus