Synonyms and Antonyms of politic
1 having or showing tact <the actor is politic in discussing the aborted film project, being content to say that there were “creative differences”> Synonyms diplomatic, tactfulRelated Words considerate, courteous, delicate, graceful, gracious, thoughtful; civil, mannerly, polite; charming, gallant, genteel, suave; deferential, dutiful, regardful, respectful; affable, cordial, friendly, genial, hospitable, kind, kindheartedNear Antonyms discourteous, inconsiderate, indelicate, thoughtless, ungracious; ill-bred, ill-mannered, impolite, uncalled-for, uncivil, unhandsome, unmannered, unmannerly; boorish, brash, brassy, caddish, churlish, clodhopping, clownish, loutish, uncouth; disregardful, disrespectful, impertinent, impudent, insolent, rudeAntonyms gauche, impolitic, tactless, undiplomatic, untactful
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> Synonyms advisable, desirable, judicious, expedient, prudent, tactical, wiseRelated Words advantageous, beneficial, profitable; useful, utilitarian; feasible, possible, practicable, practical; opportune, seasonable, timely; opportunistic, self-seekingNear Antonyms impractical, profitless, unfeasible, unprofitable; inopportune, unseasonable, untimelyAntonyms impolitic, imprudent, inadvisable, inexpedient, injudicious, unwise
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