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1. politic

adjective. ['ˈpɑːləˌtɪk'] marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness.

Synonyms

  • expedient
  • diplomatic
  • sagacious

Antonyms

  • impolitic
  • unironed
  • uneven
  • nonslippery

Etymology

  • πολίτης (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • πόλις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Politic

  • arithmetic
  • impolitic
  • lunatic
  • uptick

Sentences with politic


1. Adjective
Like the leviathan, the state is gigantic, incorporating its citizens into one body politic.

Quotes about politic


1. There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.
- Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

2. On some positions, cowardice asks the question, is it expedient? And then expedience comes along and asks the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? Conscience asks the question, is it right?There comes a time when one must take the position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must do it because conscience tells him it is right.
- Martin Luther King Jr.

2. politic

adjective. ['ˈpɑːləˌtɪk'] smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication.

Synonyms

  • diplomatical
  • diplomatic
  • smooth
  • suave

Antonyms

  • tasty
  • stimulating
  • rough
  • coarse

Etymology

  • πολίτης (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • πόλις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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