But this is pragmatical, and putting an imaginary for a real state of things.
Do you side with Wolfe and Heyne and that pragmatical fellow Vico?
pragmatical Officiality, with its penalties and law-books, waits before thee; Menads storm behind.
Some kinds of criticism are as much too insipid as others are too pragmatical.
If you do that, they will take you for pragmatical and haughty; this they may interpret friendship and freedom.
But he was interfered with by the pragmatical, imbecile, and conceited Congress.
Wardle was a pragmatical and candid friend who paid Mr. Batchel occasional visits at Stoneground.
But man is a pragmatical, foolish creature; and the more we look into him, the more we must despise him—Lords of the creation!
Moreover the traditions of pragmatical historiography had by no means disappeared.
The nurse came in response to Mr. Crellan's summons: a sharp-featured, pragmatical woman of forty-five.
1610s, "meddlesome, impertinently busy," short for earlier pragmatical, or else from Middle French pragmatique (15c.), from Latin pragmaticus "skilled in business or law," from Greek pragmatikos "fit for business, active, business-like; systematic," from pragma (genitive pragmatos) "a deed, act; that which has been done; a thing, matter, affair," especially an important one; also a euphemism for something bad or disgraceful; in plural, "circumstances, affairs" (public or private), often in a bad sense, "trouble," literally "a thing done," from stem of prassein/prattein "to do, act, perform" (see practical). Meaning "matter-of-fact" is from 1853. In some later senses from German pragmatisch.