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1 having or showing tact
  • The actor is politic in discussing the cancelled film project, being content to say that there were "creative differences."
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2 suitable for bringing about a desired result under the circumstances
  • It probably would not be politic to tell your boss that his latest idea is the worst thing you've ever heard.
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expedient, politic, advisable mean dictated by practical or prudent motives. expedient usually implies what is immediately advantageous without regard for ethics or consistent principles.
    • a politically expedient decision
politic stresses judiciousness and tactical value but usually implies some lack of candor or sincerity.
    • a politic show of interest
advisable applies to what is practical, prudent, or advantageous but lacks the derogatory implication of expedient and politic.
    • sometimes it's advisable to say nothing


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