HyperDic: politic

English > 2 senses of the word politic:
ADJECTIVEallpoliticmarked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness
allpolitic, smooth, suave, blandsmoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication
politic > pronunciation
Soundspaa'lahtih.k
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > politic: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmarked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness.
Examples
  • "it is neither polite nor politic to get into other people's quarrels"
  • "a politic decision"
  • "a politic manager"
  • "a politic old scoundrel"
  • "a shrewd and politic reply"
NarrowerexpedientAppropriate to a purpose
sagaciousSkillful in statecraft or management
See alsodiplomatic, diplomaticalUsing or marked by tact in dealing with sensitive matters or people
expedientServing to promote your interest
wiseHaving or prompted by wisdom / wisdom / wisdom or discernment
Oppositeimpoliticnot politic
Spanishpolitico, prudente, sensato
Catalanprudent, sensat
English > politic: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningsmoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication.
Example"he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage"
Synonymssmooth, suave, bland
Broaderdiplomatic, diplomaticalUsing or marked by tact in dealing with sensitive matters or people

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