pragmatist

[prag-muh-tist]
noun
1.
a person who is oriented toward the success or failure of a particular line of action, thought, etc.; a practical person.
2.
an advocate or adherent of philosophical pragmatism.
adjective
3.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of pragmatism.

Origin:
1630–40; pragmat(ic) + -ist

antipragmatist, noun, adjective
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pragmatism (ˈpræɡməˌtɪzəm)
 
n
1.  action or policy dictated by consideration of the immediate practical consequences rather than by theory or dogma
2.  philosophy
 a.  the doctrine that the content of a concept consists only in its practical applicability
 b.  See also instrumentalism the doctrine that truth consists not in correspondence with the facts but in successful coherence with experience
 
'pragmatist
 
n, —adj
 
pragma'tistic
 
adj

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Example sentences
The proper framework for today is pragmatist versus ideologue.
Not that he wasn't first and foremost a pragmatist, mind you, despite his
  aesthetic sense.
He was a pragmatist, and instinctively a seeker of the middle ground.
My inner pragmatist says politicians shouldn't be too squeamish about using bad
  economics in a good economic cause.
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