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1. Dealing or concerned with facts or actual occurrences; practical.
2. Philosophy Of or relating to pragmatism.
3. Linguistics Of or relating to pragmatics.
4. Relating to or being the study of cause and effect in historical or political events with emphasis on the practical lessons to be learned from them.
A pragmatic sanction.

[Latin prāgmaticus, skilled in business, from Greek prāgmatikos, from prāgma, prāgmat-, deed, from prāssein, prāg-, to do.]

prag·mat′i·cal adj.
prag·mat′i·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pragmatical - of or concerning the theory of pragmatism
2.pragmatical - concerned with practical matters; "a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem"; "a matter-of-fact account of the trip"
practical - concerned with actual use or practice; "he is a very practical person"; "the idea had no practical application"; "a practical knowledge of Japanese"; "woodworking is a practical art"


Having or indicating an awareness of things as they really are:
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The little man apologized, with a cheerful and simpering conceit, for his litter of curiosities, his dressing-gown, and his delicate health; and, waving his hand toward a chair, placed his attention, with pragmatical politeness, at the visitor's disposal.
Wyeth was immediately for pursuing them, rifle in hand, but saw evident signs of dissatisfaction in his half-breed hunters; who considered him as trenching upon their province, and meddling with things quite above his capacity; for these veterans of the wilderness are exceedingly pragmatical, on points of venery and woodcraft, and tenacious of their superiority; looking down with infinite contempt upon all raw beginners.
It is like you to give a pragmatical opinion without being acquainted with any of the circumstances of the case; I have had no dinner.
Nay, it seemeth at this instant they are sensible, of this want of natives; as by the Pragmatical Sanction, now published, appeareth.
Some pragmatical seventeenth century lawyer, I suppose.
Studying responses to disability in south Asian histories: Approaches personal, practical and pragmatical.
13) Scherer (67f) speaks of a "basically non-judgemental reaction of the Buddha," noting, "this initial pragmatical approach towards gender-crossing is later modified in the authoritative commentary .
Multicultural Participation in the Public Hearing Process: Some Theoretical, Pragmatical, and Analeptical Considerations, 24 COLUM.
The market aspect influences more and more the pragmatical contents of the courses and the ways they are taught.
ratification of international and humanitarian treaties fail to see things from a pragmatical, rather than theoretical, perspective.
Like other forms of power, which are "constructed in a pragmatical way and internally to social, through the opposed logic of equivalence and difference" hegemonic power cannot be foundational (Laclau and Mouffe say that "power is never foundational")98.