politic

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pol·i·tic

adjective \ˈpä-lə-ˌtik\

: showing good judgment especially in dealing with other people

Full Definition of POLITIC

1
:  political
2
:  characterized by shrewdness in managing, contriving, or dealing
3
:  sagacious in promoting a policy
4
:  shrewdly tactful

Examples of POLITIC

  1. It would not be politic to ignore them.
  2. <the actor is politic in discussing the aborted film project, being content to say that there were creative differences>

Origin of POLITIC

Middle English politik, from Middle French politique, from Latin politicus, from Greek politikos, from politēs citizen — more at police
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

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