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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pragmatist

noun
1. an adherent of philosophical pragmatism 
2. a person who takes a practical approach to problems and is concerned primarily with the success or failure of her actions 
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Example sentences
The pragmatists who began it were motivated by medical considerations.
Both are idealists rather than pragmatists, and skilled at folksy populism.
Pragmatists are always surprised when the long run arrives.
Up to a point this argument, advanced by pragmatists and libertarians alike, is
  convincing enough.
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