Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pragmatic

1 sense of pragmatic

Sense 1
pragmatic sanction, pragmatic -- (an imperial decree that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land)
       => imperial decree -- (a decree issued by a sovereign ruler)

Antonyms of adj pragmatic

2 of 3 senses of pragmatic

Sense 1
matter-of-fact, pragmatic, pragmatical -- (concerned with practical matters; "a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem"; "a matter-of-fact account of the trip")

INDIRECT (VIA practical) -> impractical -- (not practical; not workable or not given to practical matters; "refloating the ship proved impractical because of the expense"; "he is intelligent but too impractical for commercial work"; "an impractical solution")

Sense 3
hardheaded, hard-nosed, practical, pragmatic -- (guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory; "a hardheaded appraisal of our position"; "a hard-nosed labor leader"; "completely practical in his approach to business"; "not ideology but pragmatic politics")

INDIRECT (VIA realistic) -> unrealistic -- (not realistic; "unrealistic expectations"; "prices at unrealistic high levels")

Similarity of adj pragmatic

3 senses of pragmatic

Sense 1
matter-of-fact, pragmatic, pragmatical -- (concerned with practical matters; "a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem"; "a matter-of-fact account of the trip")
       => practical (vs. impractical) -- (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")

Sense 2
pragmatic, pragmatical -- (of or concerning the theory of pragmatism)

Sense 3
hardheaded, hard-nosed, practical, pragmatic -- (guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory; "a hardheaded appraisal of our position"; "a hard-nosed labor leader"; "completely practical in his approach to business"; "not ideology but pragmatic politics")
       => realistic (vs. unrealistic) -- (aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are; "a realistic description"; "a realistic view of the possibilities"; "a realistic appraisal of our chances"; "the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans")

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