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2011.08.01

Welcome to WordMaster@Work for August 2011! What would summer be without a cool blast of WordMaster?

And what would the workplace be without the social lubricant of a well-turned compliment? People never tire of being reminded of their better qualities, so it's good to always have a suitable word at the ready - like the five we'll be introducing this week!

Today's Lesson
PRAGMATIC   実践的な

Explanation

  • To be pragmatic is to deal with problems in a reasonable, sensible way instead of relying on fixed ideas or beliefs.
  • pragmatic は、固定観念や凝り固まった信念に頼らずに、合理的に、賢明な方法で、問題に対処する、つまり、実践的な、という意味です。
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PRAGMATIC

examples

  1. He's a pragmatic, hands-on manager with a reputation for getting things done.
  2. We take a pragmatic approach to managing money. That's why we have several large institutional investors among our clients.
  3. Don't you think the most pragmatic solution would be to settle out of court and avoid a long and costly legal battle?
  4. Eventually, Linda was able to look at the situation pragmatically and decided to end her office romance.

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