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practicality is a synonym of pragmatism

noun [ prak-ti-kal-i-tee ]

practicality is another word for pragmatism

Pragmatism refers to a character trait or an approach to life which emphasizes common sense (His pragmatism made him an excellent addition to the volunteer fire squad).

Practicality refers to an inclination toward actual or concrete work as opposed to ideas or theories (Her practicality meant that they finished the renovation quicker than expected).

Pragmatism and practicality are similar, with practicality suggesting a focus on a response to practical realities and the pursuit of concrete and achievable goals, rather than creating grand ideas that may not be workable (Practicality is an unexpected, but helpful trait in writers).

Pragmatism implies an approach that is not swayed by emotions (Her pragmatism is her greatest asset, but it can make her seem ruthless).

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adjective [ soo-per-sil-ee-uhs ]

supercilious is another word for condescending

Condescending and supercilious both describe someone who implies, through actions and manner, that they are superior to someone else.

Condescending particularly emphasizes being patronizing (The teacher was condescending toward their students).

Supercilious emphasizes haughtiness and contempt (a supercilious politician).

Condescending and supercilious can both describe people, but can also describe facial expressions, tones of voice, written communication, or similar things (The letter from her rich aunt was supercilious, full of condescending descriptions of her travel accommodations).

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assiduous is a synonym of diligent

adjective [ uh-sij-oo-uhs ]

assiduous is another word for diligent

Diligent describes someone who accomplishes a task in a dedicated and persistent way. It can also suggest doing something thoroughly, with great attention to detail (a diligent student; The detective was particularly diligent).

Assiduous describes someone who accomplishes a task through consistent effort and hard work. It can also describe something constant or incessant (an assiduous worker; assiduous rain).

Assiduous and diligent have pretty similar meanings, with assiduous also meaning constant, while diligent does not.

Assiduous is a less common and more formal word than diligent.

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