Pragmatic is a synonym of utilitarian.
As adjectives the difference between utilitarian and pragmatic
is that utilitarian
is of or relating to utility while pragmatic
is practical, concerned with making decisions and actions that are useful in practice, not just theory.
As a noun utilitarian
is someone who practices or advocates utilitarianism.
of or relating to utility
practical and functional, not just for show.
Someone who practices or advocates utilitarianism.
* pragmatick (archaic)
* pragmatique (obsolete)
Practical, concerned with making decisions and actions that are useful in practice, not just theory.
* The sturdy furniture in the student lounge was pragmatic , but unattractive.
philosophical; dealing with causes, reasons, and effects, rather than with details and circumstances; said of literature.
* Sir W. Hamilton
- Nor indeed are these restrictions pragmatic'' in nature: i.e. the ill-formedness of the ''heed''-sentences in (60) is entirely different in kind from the oddity of sentences like:
(61) !That man will eat any car which thinks he?s stupid
which is purely ''pragmatic (i.e. lies in the fact that (61) describes the kind of bizarre situation which just doesn?t happen in the world we are familiar with, where cars don?t think, and people don?t eat cars).
* M. Arnold
- Pragmatic history.
- Pragmatic poetry.
* (practical) down-to-earth, functional, practical, utilitarian, realistic