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Adjective pragmatical has 2 senses


pragmaticala. [L. pragmaticus busy, active, skilled in business, especially in law and state affairs, systematic, Gr. , fr. a thing done, business, fr. to do: cf. F. pragmatique. See Practical.].
  •  Of or pertaining to business or to affairs; of the nature of business; practical; material; businesslike in habit or manner.  [1913 Webster]
    "The next day . . . I began to be very pragmatical."  [1913 Webster]
    "We can not always be contemplative, diligent, or pragmatical, abroad; but have need of some delightful intermissions."  [1913 Webster]
    "Low, pragmatical, earthly views of the gospel."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Busy; specifically, busy in an objectionable way; officious; fussy and positive; meddlesome.  Sir W. Scott.  [1913 Webster]
    "The fellow grew so pragmatical that he took upon him the government of my whole family."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Philosophical; dealing with causes, reasons, and effects, rather than with details and circumstances; -- said of literature.  [1913 Webster]
Pragmatic sanction, a solemn ordinance or decree issued by the head or legislature of a state upon weighty matters; -- a term derived from the Byzantine empire. In European history, two decrees under this name are particularly celebrated. One of these, issued by Charles VII. of France, A. D. 1438, was the foundation of the liberties of the Gallican church; the other, issued by Charles VI. of Germany, A. D. 1724, settled his hereditary dominions on his eldest daughter, the Archduchess Maria Theresa.



Cyrenaic, Eleatic, Epicurean, Megarian, Stoic, advantageous, animist, animistic, appropriate, atomistic, balanced, banausic, beneficial, commodious, commonsense, cool, coolheaded, cosmotheistic, down-to-earth, earthy, eclectic, effective, effectual, efficient, empirical, employable, eudaemonistic, existential, expedient, feasible, fitting, functional, good for, hard, hardheaded, hedonic, hedonist, hedonistic, helpful, humanist, humanistic, idealistic, instrumentalist, levelheaded, logical, materialistic, matter-of-fact, mechanistic, metaphysical, monistic, naturalistic, nominalist, of general utility, of help, of service, of use, operable, panlogistical, pantheistic, philosophical, positivist, positivistic, practicable, practical, practical-minded, pragmatic, pragmatist, proper, rational, rationalistic, realist, realistic, realizable, reasonable, sane, scholastic, scientific, scientistic, secular, sensationalistic, sensible, serviceable, sober, sober-minded, sound, sound-thinking, straight-thinking, syncretistic, theistic, transcendentalist, transcendentalistic, unideal, unidealistic, unromantic, unsentimental, useful, utilitarian, vitalistic, voluntarist, voluntaristic, well-balanced, workable, worldly




N affectation, affectedness, acting a part, pretense boasting, charlatanism, quackery, shallow profundity, pretension, airs, pedantry, purism, precisianism, euphuism, teratology, mannerism, simagree, grimace, conceit, foppery, dandyism, man millinery, coxcombry, puppyism, stiffness, formality, buckram, prudery, demureness, coquetry, mock modesty, minauderie, sentimentalism, mauvais honte, false shame, affector, performer, actor, pedant, pedagogue, doctrinaire, purist, euphuist, mannerist, grimacier, lump of affectation, precieuse ridicule, bas bleu, blue stocking, poetaster, prig, charlatan, petit maitre, flatterer, coquette, prude, puritan, affected, full of affectation, pretentious, pedantic, stilted, stagy, theatrical, big-sounding, ad captandum, canting, insincere, not natural, unnatural, self-conscious, maniere, artificial, overwrought, overdone, overacted, euphuist, stiff, starch, formal, prim, smug, demure, tire a quatre epingles, quakerish, puritanical, prudish, pragmatical, priggish, conceited, coxcomical, foppish, dandified, finical, finikin, mincing, simpering, namby-pamby, sentimental, conceit in weakest bodies strongest works.


N vanity, conceit, conceitedness, self-conceit, self- complacency, self-confidence, self-sufficiency, self-esteem, self-love, self-approbation, self-praise, self-glorification, self-laudation, self-gratulation, self-applause, self-admiration, amour propre, selfishness, airs, affected manner, pretensions, mannerism, egotism, priggism, priggishness, coxcombry, gaudery, vainglory, elation, pride, ostentation, assurance, vox et praeterea nihil, cheval de bataille, coxcomb, Sir Oracle, vain, vain as a peacock, proud as a peacock, conceited, overweening, pert, forward, vainglorious, high-flown, ostentatious, puffed up, inflated, flushed, self-satisfied, self-confident, self-sufficient, self-flattering, self-admiring, self-applauding, self-glorious, self-opinionated, entente, wise in one's own conceit, pragmatical, overwise, pretentious, priggish, egotistic, egotistical, soi-disant, arrogant, unabashed, unblushing, unconstrained, unceremonious, free and easy, vainly, how we apples swim!, prouder than rustling in unpaid-for silk.

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