Politic

  • 1 politic — POLÍTIC, Ă, politici, ce, s.f., adj. I. s.f. 1. Ştiinţa şi practica de guvernare a unui stat; sferă de activitate social istorică ce cuprinde relaţiile, orientările şi manifestările care apar între partide, între categorii şi grupuri sociale,… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 2 Politic — Pol i*tic, a. [L. politicus political, Gr. ? belonging to the citizens or to the state, fr.? citizen: cf. F. politique. See {Police}, and cf. {ePolitical}.] 1. Of or pertaining to polity, or civil government; political; as, the body politic. See… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 politic — politic, political The normal adjective in general meanings is political. Apart from its use in the fixed expression body politic, politic is confined to the meaning ‘judicious, expedient’ (with reference to an action) and ‘prudent, sagacious’… …

    Modern English usage

  • 4 Politic — Pol i*tic, n. A politician. [Archaic] Bacon. [1913 Webster] Swiftly the politic goes; is it dark? he borrows a lantern; Slowly the statesman and sure, guiding his feet by the stars. Lowell. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 politic — [päl′ə tik΄] adj. [ME polytyk < MFr politique < L politicus < Gr politikos, of a citizen < politēs: see POLICE] 1. POLITICAL: archaic except in BODY POLITIC 2. having practical wisdom; prudent; shrewd; diplomatic 3. crafty;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 politic — I adjective acute, artful, artfully contrived, astute, astutus, brilliant, calculating, canny, careful, cautious, circumspect, clever, considerate, contemplative, crafty, cunning, deceitful, diplomatic, discreet, effective, efficacious,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 politic — (adj.) early 15c., from M.Fr. politique (14c.) political, from L. politicus of citizens or the state, civil, civic, from Gk. politikos of citizens or the state, from polites citizen, from polis city (see POLICY (Cf. policy) (1)). Replaced in most …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 politic — 1 *expedient, advisable Analogous words: practical, *practicable: *possible, feasible, practicable: *shrewd, astute, perspicacious, sagacious 2 diplomatic, bland, smooth, *suave …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 politic — [adj] wise, tactful adroit, advisable, canny*, cool, delicate, diplomatic, discreet, expedient, in one’s best interests*, judicious, on the lookout*, perspicacious, prudent, sagacious, sensible, sharp, shrewd, smooth, tactical, tuned in*, urbane; …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 politic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of an action) sensible and wise in the circumstances. 2) (also politick) archaic prudent and shrewd. ► VERB (politicked, politicking) often derogatory ▪ engage in political activity. ORIGIN Greek politik …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 politic — adj. (formal) expedient politic to + inf. (it would not be politic to get involved in their affairs) * * * [ pɒlɪtɪk] (formal) [ expedient ] politic to + inf. (it would not be politic to get involved in their affairs) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 politic — pol|i|tic [ palətık ] adjective FORMAL behavior that is politic is very sensible: I deemed it politic to leave at that point. be politic for someone to do something: It would not be politic for you to pursue the matter further …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 politic — UK [ˈpɒlətɪk] / US [ˈpɑlətɪk] adjective formal behaviour that is politic is very sensible I deemed it politic to leave at that point. be politic for someone to do something: It would not be politic for you to pursue the matter further …

    English dictionary

  • 14 politic — pol|i|tic [ˈpɔlıtık US ˈpa: ] adj formal [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: politique, from Latin politicus, from Greek politikos, from polites citizen , from polis city ] sensible and likely to gain you an advantage = ↑prudent it is politic to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 politic — [[t]pɒ̱lɪtɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu it v link ADJ to inf If it seems politic to do a particular thing, that seems to be the most sensible thing to do in the circumstances. [FORMAL] → See also , body politic Many towns often found it politic to… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 politic — politicly, adv. /pol i tik/, adj. 1. shrewd or prudent in practical matters; tactful; diplomatic. 2. contrived in a shrewd and practical way; expedient: a politic reply. 3. political: the body politic. [1375 1425; late ME politik < MF politique < …

    Universalium

  • 17 politic — adjective formal sensible and likely to bring advantage; prudent: It would not be politic to ignore the reporters. see also: politics, body politic …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 politic — pol•i•tic [[t]ˈpɒl ɪ tɪk[/t]] adj. 1) shrewd or prudent in practical matters; tactful; diplomatic 2) contrived in a shrewd and practical way; expedient: a politic reply[/ex] 3) gov political: the body politic[/ex] • Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 politic — Expedient, especially in reference to the effect of a course of action upon others. See body politic; body politic and corporate …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 20 politic — adj. Politic is used with these nouns: ↑body …

    Collocations dictionary