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politic

pol·i·tic

politic

 
pronunciation:
pa lih tihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: political.
definition 2: shrewd in one's dealings or handling of matters.
synonyms:
canny, shrewd
antonyms:
impolitic
similar words:
canny, careful, cautious, circumspect, judicious, sagacious
definition 3: using wise thinking in carrying out policy; judicious.
synonyms:
judicious, prudent, sagacious
antonyms:
impolitic, unwise
similar words:
astute, careful, discerning, perspicacious, sapient, sensible, shrewd, wise
definition 4: shrewdly careful or tactful.
synonyms:
cautious, diplomatic, tactful
antonyms:
tactless
similar words:
delicate, discreet
derivation: politicly (adv.)
Word Parts
The word politic contains the following part:
pol, polit, polis Greek root that means city, citizen