Politicaster
Politicaster Po*lit"i*cas`ter, n. [Cf. It. politicastro.] A petty politician; a pretender in politics. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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  • politicaster — noun A petty politician. The politicaster is looking for small opportunities for such pickings and stealings as a careless public may leave for those of his kind. The great politician is looking for great opportunities. Samuel McChord Crothers;… …   Wiktionary

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  • politicaster — po·lit·i·cas·ter …   English syllables

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  • politicaster — pəˈlid.əˌkastə(r),  ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: probably from politic (II) + aster : an unstatesmanlike practitioner of politics : a petty or contemptible politician timorous, trimming politicasters, all for the party without… …   Useful english dictionary

  • -aster — suffix. 1 forming nouns denoting poor quality (criticaster; poetaster). 2 Bot. denoting incomplete resemblance (oleaster; pinaster). Etymology: L * * * I. |astə(r), |aas noun suffix ( s …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Matthew Wren (writer) — Matthew Wren (20 August 1629 – 14 June 1672) was an English politician and writer. He is now known as an opponent of James Harrington, and a monarchist who made qualified use of the ideas of Thomas Hobbes.[1] Life He was the eldest child of the… …   Wikipedia

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