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politic

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of politic

  1. 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 of politic diplomatic, tactfulWords Related to politic 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 of politic 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 of politic gauche, impolitic, tactless, undiplomatic, untactful

  2. 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 of politic advisable, desirable, judicious, expedient, prudent, tactical, wiseWords Related to politic advantageous, beneficial, profitable; useful, utilitarian; feasible, possible, practicable, practical; opportune, seasonable, timely; opportunistic, self-seekingNear Antonyms of politic impractical, profitless, unfeasible, unprofitable; inopportune, unseasonable, untimelyAntonyms of politic impolitic, imprudent, inadvisable, inexpedient, injudicious, unwise

Synonym Discussion of politic

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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