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Word most looked-up in the dictionary?


Pragmatic is the most looked up word in the history of the Merriam-Webster dictionary. It is currently the 11th most searched for word.


Meaning - Doing what works best in the circumstances, acting according to practical considerations rather than abstract principle, to deal with the real world

Origin/Etymology

Classical Latin pragmaticus, skilled in business or law ; from Classical Greek pragmatikos ; from pragma, business, origin, originally a thing done ; from prassein, to do.

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