One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Conceited, self-important, pompous; opinionated; dogmatic, unbending.
2Of, relating to, or dealing with practice, practicalities, or fact, as opposed to theory, speculation, or ideals; practical, realistic.
3Matter-of-fact, down-to-earth; banal.
5Linguistics. Of or relating to pragmatics.
Mid 16th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin pragmaticus + -al; compare -ical. With use as adjective compare later pragmatic.
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