Definition of 'pragmatism'
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The bumper payday was partly a result of pragmatism and caution rather than grand design. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This was less about personal loyalty than political pragmatism. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But this was not just a piece of political pragmatism. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)Also key was a robust political pragmatism. Times, Sunday Times (2010)All those things require a degree of flexibility and pragmatism that didn't use to exist. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The difference is that the policy is accidental, a product of pragmatism rather than malice. Times, Sunday Times (2007)City problem-solving has to be based on pragmatism rather than ideology. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The new Government is a triumph of political pragmatism. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Each pastor must balance structure and flexibility, pragmatism and empathy, cold hard facts and warm soft hugs. Christianity Today (2000)This, then, was a reshuffle in which the demands of political pragmatism triumphed over those of radical reform. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'pragmatism'
British English: pragmatism NOUN
Pragmatism means thinking of or dealing with problems in a practical way.
She had a reputation for clear thinking and pragmatism.
Definition of pragmatism from the Collins English Dictionary
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