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adjective as in sensible

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We urge regulators to adopt a pragmatic and proportionate approach until a sustainable long-term solution can be reached.

That would be one pragmatic reason to resolve the dispute about belief, if it’s really just a terminological dispute, in my favor.

The movement is a call to action for studios to make movies, for artists to paint pictures, and for anyone with access to the means of creation and communication to participate in the most pragmatic form of dreaming.

There should be more voices from the business world, from a new generation, and more courage to be pragmatic instead of appeal to extremes in both parties.

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It is an unavoidable recognition by pragmatic business leaders—reinforced by their customers, investors and employees—that society faces an existential threat.

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But, as far as I can discern, they do focused, pragmatic work.

Chase supplements this general directive with some more pragmatic suggestions for women looking to find sexual fulfillment.

Mixner, both passionate and pragmatic, found a focus in his activism.

Fairchild considers herself a pragmatic liberal—a registered Democrat and “kind of a boring moderate.”

The aim is very pragmatic and much less idealistic than, say, similar protests in Egypt or Turkey in the last few years.

Which runs directly into the throat of said Pragmatic Sanction; and engages to make it, mere waste sheepskin, so to speak!

His father had guaranteed the pragmatic sanction, but as the conditions on which the guarantee had Frederick the Great.

The operation once accomplished on its own Pragmatic Covenant, France found no difficulty with the others.

Pragmatic Sanction like to be ruined; and Walpole furiously thrown out: what a pair of sorrows for poor George!

It is pragmatic; the patient is taught that his thinking is a way of functioning; that ideas are instruments, ways of acting.


On this page you'll find 63 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pragmatic, such as: businesslike, down-to-earth, efficient, hardheaded, logical, and practical.

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