Synonyms for pragmatic

Synonyms for (noun) pragmatic

Synonyms: pragmatic, pragmatic sanction

Definition: an imperial decree that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land

Similar words: imperial decree

Definition: a decree issued by a sovereign ruler

Synonyms for (adj) pragmatic

Synonyms: pragmatic, pragmatical, matter-of-fact

Definition: concerned with practical matters

Usage: a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem; a matter-of-fact account of the trip

Similar words: practical

Definition: concerned with actual use or practice

Usage: he is a very practical person; the idea had no practical application; a practical knowledge of Japanese; woodworking is a practical art

Synonyms: practical, pragmatic, hard-nosed, hardheaded

Definition: guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory

Usage: a hardheaded appraisal of our position; a hard-nosed labor leader; completely practical in his approach to business; not ideology but pragmatic politics

Similar words: realistic

Definition: aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are

Usage: a realistic description; a realistic view of the possibilities; a realistic appraisal of our chances; the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans

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