Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is impertinently busy or meddling.
- n. One who adheres to or professes the philosophy of pragmatism; more loosely, an opponent of rationalism and absolutism in philosophy; a supporter of the experimental method of reasoning in philosophy; a supporter of empiricism, but, unlike other empiricists, one who judges by consequences rather than by antecedents. See pragmatism, 3.
- n. One who acts in a practical or straightforward manner; one who is pragmatic; one who values practicality or pragmatism.
- n. One who acts in response to particular situations rather than upon abstract ideals; one who is willing to ignore their ideals to accomplish goals.
- n. One who belongs to the philosophic school of pragmatism; one who holds that the meaning of beliefs are the actions they entail, and that the truth of those beliefs consist in the actions they entail successfully leading a believer to their goals.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who is pragmatic.
- n. a person who takes a practical approach to problems and is concerned primarily with the success or failure of her actions
- n. an adherent of philosophical pragmatism
- From Ancient Greek πρᾶγμα (pragma, "thing"). (Wiktionary)
“Under his leadership the party has moved from the hard right to the centre right and he is known as a pragmatist rather than an ideologist.”
“You do make a good distinction between the squish and what I would call the pragmatist and as opposed to the visionary/idealist or the ideologue.”
“Being a pragmatist is a statement about means, not ends.”
“The definition of a pragmatist was a person who says, "Tell me how the system works, and I'll try to find a way to work within it to make a profit.”
“While Freidland is described as a pragmatist, he probably did not give a second thought to the mercenary activities of Buckingham, Mann, Barlow and Spicer.”
“The pragmatist is the mediator between these extremes, someone, like James himself, with "scientific loyalty to facts," but also "the old confidence in human values and the resultant spontaneity, whether of the religious or romantic type" (P, 17).”
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“The pragmatist is the last person to deny the reality of such abstractions.”
“Kagan has been described as a pragmatist, but her most notable display of pragmatism was in abandoning her fight against the Solomon”
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