A reasonable and realistic outlook; to be sensible.

To focus on the practical rather then theoretical.
Sarah was a extremely intelligent and pragmatic girl, and her boyfriend Paul loved her dearly for it.
by Thodnern February 1, 2019
A reasonable and realistic outlook; to be sensible.

To focus on the practical rather then hypothetical.
Elijah was a extremely intelligent and pragmatic boy, and her boyfriend Paul loved her dearly for it.
by Thodnern September 30, 2020
Realistic, practical, hardheaded, sensible, real, not fake.
Pamala: I guess Ross thinks he can play me and my best friend like flutes in his little symphony.
David: yah i know Ross, hes not too much of a pragmatic dude, hopefully you are.
by liveit January 6, 2007
Term usually used by wannabes on quora to define themselves.
Hrashita is Pragmatic. Self-observer. Maverick. Introvert .
by super_nova March 12, 2017
(n) Not being completely retarded.
Conor: Russia are awesome! They should win Euro 2008! (beams with hopeful excitement)
Richard: Nah, Germany will win it (drones with hopeless resignation)
Conor: DAMN YOUR PRAGMATISM! (pops a cap in Richad's ass)
by ConorJP June 24, 2008
A change management programme/project/activity/task engineered to produce the status quo.
We must implement a pragmatic solution to maximise the utility derived from available resources without imposing constraints on existing infrastructure.
by Jonathan D. A. Branch February 3, 2003
a version of secular humanism which emphasizes the importance of natural biology and chemistry in achieving humanist goals; four key points are 1) brain health 2) mood management 3) impulse control and 4) critical thinking; it claims that it can achieve demonstrable results that make it superior to both traditional religions and non-religious philosophies; it developed as a more mature and straight forward take on Sun Worshipping Atheism
He started following Pragmatic Humanism after a friend got him to try it out.
by Wandering Spirit Warrior September 6, 2014