Translation of pragmatic in Spanish:

pragmatic

pragmático, adj.

Pronunciation: /praɡˈmatɪk//præɡˈmædɪk/

adjective

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    (person/attitude/method) pragmático
    • However, the spokesperson said the board would take a practical and pragmatic approach to prosecutions.
    • As I read history, most of the founders were sensible and pragmatic men rather than visionary idealists.
    • Unfortunately, while it is eminently pragmatic, that doesn't mean that it's actually morally right.
    • This leaves us with the realists, who come across as sensible, pragmatic moderates.
    • I know I am recommending a pragmatic rather than a principled stand, but that is what national interest and foreign policy is all about.
    • But for all his intellectual gifts, his kingship was essentially pragmatic.
    • The whirlwind tour was meant to humanize the low-cost leviathan so often depicted as self-serving and ruthlessly pragmatic.
    • All three authors point out that as a composer Stravinsky was very pragmatic.
    • They are doing the right thing for once, so I'm not going to knock them because their reasons are pragmatic rather than ideological.
    • As a philosopher, he was known for offering a commonsense, pragmatic approach to those theoretical issues that he knew required clarity.
    • All pragmatic or practical considerations have been set aside: the only question at issue is whether his beliefs about the world are true.
    • The Democrats decided they needed a different, more pragmatic approach in order to win.
    • He praised the practical and pragmatic approach of the college in developing a curriculum of courses designed to help students get on in the workplace.
    • But the decisions about whether or not to do them would be ruthlessly pragmatic: Would it work?
    • The lesson has certainly helped me rethink my politics and become more pragmatic and realistic in terms of our own struggle.
    • Thus his apparent liberality on this question rested on pragmatic considerations rather than on principle.
    • Or maybe he was never as pragmatic as I had given him credit for being.
    • This policy was based on two pragmatic considerations, and no guerilla organisation would overlook these.
    • He was highly practical and would come up with pragmatic solutions on various issues.
    • Certain civil servants were advocating a more pragmatic approach to the situation, however.
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    Linguistics
    (expression/use) pragmático
    • On the contrary, syntax is indispensable for a pragmatic language and pragmatics is indispensable for a syntactic language.
    • Furthermore, they generate the same pragmatic implicatures.
    • Would not a semantically empty text, keeping only the pragmatic skeleton of a conventional letter, aptly embody the artificiality of such letters?
    • I discuss in relation to cross-cultural spoken and written data two such features, and argue that they may well lead to some form of pragmatic failure.
    • This is how what linguists term pragmatic markers have arisen in languages worldwide.