Posted by: retarigan | November 1, 2015

Word Dictionary [011115]


Word of the day: pragmatic
Definition: adj. dealing with matters with regard to their practical requirements or consequences.
Synonyms: matter-of-fact, pragmatical
Etymology: LL pragmaticus f. Gk pragmatikos f. pragma -matos deed (more…)

pronunciation: præɡˈmætɪk

from Oxford: pragmatic

adj.
1 dealing with matters with regard to their practical requirements or consequences.
2 treating the facts of history with reference to their practical lessons.
3 hist. of or relating to the affairs of a State.
4 (also pragmatical) a concerning pragmatism.  b meddlesome.  c dogmatic.
Phrases and idioms: pragmatic sanction hist.  an imperial or royal ordinance issued as a fundamental law, esp.  regarding a question of royal succession.
Derivatives: pragmaticality n.  pragmatically adv.
Etymology: LL pragmaticus f. Gk pragmatikos f.  pragma -matos deed

from Wordnet: pragmatic

adj 1: concerned with practical matters; “a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem”; “a matter-of-fact account of the trip” [syn: matter-of-fact, pragmatical]
    2: of or concerning the theory of pragmatism [syn: pragmatical]
    3: guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory; “a hardheaded appraisal of our position”; “a hard-nosed labor leader”; “completely practical in his approach to business”; “not ideology but pragmatic politics” [syn: hardheaded, hard-nosed, practical]

Quote of the day: A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. by John Barrymore

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