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pragmatic, pragmatic sanction
n. an imperial decree that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land
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matter-of-fact, pragmatical, pragmatic
adj. concerned with practical matters; "a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem"; "a matter-of-fact account of the trip"
hard-nosed, pragmatic, practical, hardheaded
adj. guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory; "a hardheaded appraisal of our position"; "a hard-nosed labor leader"; "completely practical in his approach to business"; "not ideology but pragmatic politics"
pragmatical, pragmatic
adj. of or concerning the theory of pragmatism
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unaffected
adj. undergoing no change when acted upon; "entirely unaffected by each other's writings"; "fibers remained apparently unaffected by the treatment"
shrewd, sharp, astute
adj. marked by practical hardheaded intelligence; "a smart businessman"; "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease"; "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow"
efficient
adj. being effective without wasting time or effort or expense; "an efficient production manager"; "efficient engines save gas"
useful, utilitarian
adj. having a useful function; "utilitarian steel tables"
unromantic
adj. neither expressive of nor exciting sexual love or romance
earthy
adj. of or consisting of or resembling earth; "it had an earthy smell"; "only a little earthy bank separates me from the edge of the ocean"
realistic
adj. aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are; "a realistic description"; "a realistic view of the possibilities"; "a realistic appraisal of our chances"; "the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans"
usable, functional, operational, operable, useable
adj. fit or ready for use or service; "the toaster was still functional even after being dropped"; "the lawnmower is a bit rusty but still usable"; "an operational aircraft"; "the dishwasher is now in working order"
utilitarian
adj. having utility often to the exclusion of values; "plain utilitarian kitchenware"
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applicatory, applicative
adj. readily applicable or practical
applied
adj. concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles; "applied physics"; "applied psychology"; "technical problems in medicine, engineering, economics and other applied disciplines"- Sidney Hook
functional
adj. designed for or adapted to a function or use; "functional education selects knowledge that is concrete and usable rather than abstract and theoretical"; "functional architecture"
practicable, operable
adj. usable for a specific purpose; "an operable plan"; "a practicable solution"
serviceable
adj. intended or able to serve a purpose without elaboration; "serviceable low-heeled shoes";
unimaginative
adj. dealing only with concrete facts
useful
adj. being of use or service; "the girl felt motherly and useful"; "a useful job"; "a useful member of society"
working
adj. serving to permit or facilitate further work or activity; "discussed the working draft of a peace treaty"; "they need working agreements with their neighbor states on interstate projects"
vivid, pictorial, lifelike, graphic
adj. evoking lifelike images within the mind; "pictorial poetry and prose"; "graphic accounts of battle"; "a lifelike portrait"; "a vivid description"
living
adj. true to life; lifelike; "the living image of her mother"
real
adj. coinciding with reality; "perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson
true to life, true-to-life
adj. representing things or actions or conditions as they actually are; "the novel about ghetto life was true to life"; "true-to-life duck decoys"
practical, virtual
adj. being actually such in almost every respect; "a practical failure"; "the once elegant temple lay in virtual ruin"
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