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pol·i·ti·cian

 (pŏl′ĭ-tĭsh′ən)
n.
1. One who is actively involved or skilled in politics, especially one who holds a political office.
2. One who deceives or outmaneuvers others for personal gain: distrusted him as the office politician.

politician

(ˌpɒlɪˈtɪʃən)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person actively engaged in politics, esp a full-time professional member of a deliberative assembly
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who is experienced or skilled in the art or science of politics, government, or administration; statesman
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) derogatory chiefly US a person who engages in politics out of a wish for personal gain, as realized by holding a public office

pol•i•ti•cian

(ˌpɒl ɪˈtɪʃ ən)

n.
1. a person who is active in politics, esp. as a career.
2. a seeker or holder of public office.
3. a person who uses public office to advance personal or partisan interests.
4. a person who is skilled in politics.
[1580–90; < French politicien. See politic, -ian]
syn: politician, statesman refer to one skilled in politics. politician is more often derogatory, and statesman laudatory. politician suggests the schemes of a person who engages in politics for party ends or personal advantage: a dishonest politician. statesman suggests the eminent ability, foresight, and patriotic devotion of a person dealing with important affairs of state: a distinguished statesman.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.politician - a leader engaged in civil administrationpolitician - a leader engaged in civil administration
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
governor - the head of a state government
legislator - someone who makes or enacts laws
city manager, mayor - the head of a city government
2.politician - a person active in party politicspolitician - a person active in party politics  
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
campaigner, candidate, nominee - a politician who is running for public office
Communist - a member of the communist party
demagog, demagogue, rabble-rouser - a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions and prejudices
Democrat - a member of the Democratic Party
Federalist - a member of a former political party in the United States that favored a strong centralized federal government
Labourite - a member of the British Labour Party
machine politician, political hack, ward-heeler, hack - a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends
Mugwump - someone who bolted from the Republican Party during the U.S. presidential election of 1884
noncandidate - someone who has announced they are not a candidate; especially a politician who has announced that he or she is not a candidate for some political office
party boss, political boss, boss - a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments; "party bosses have a reputation for corruption"
party liner, party man - a member of a political party who follows strictly the party line
Republican - a member of the Republican Party
sachem - a political leader (especially of Tammany Hall)
socialist - a political advocate of socialism
standard-bearer - an outstanding leader of a political movement
national leader, solon, statesman - a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs
technocrat - an advocate of technocracy
Whig - a member of the Whig Party that existed in the United States before the American Civil War
Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin, Grigori Potemkin, Grigori Potyokin, Potemkin, Potyokin - a Russian officer and politician who was a favorite of Catherine II and in 1762 helped her to seize power; when she visited the Crimea in 1787 he gave the order for sham villages to be built (1739-1791)
3.politician - a schemer who tries to gain advantage in an organization in sly or underhanded ways
plotter, schemer - a planner who draws up a personal scheme of action

politician

noun statesman or stateswoman, representative, senator (U.S.), congressman (U.S.), Member of Parliament, legislator, public servant, congresswoman (U.S.), politico (informal, chiefly U.S.), lawmaker, office bearer, M.P., elected offical Korea's best-known opposition politician
Quotations
"A statesman is a politician who has been dead ten or fifteen years" [Harry S. Truman]
"A politician is an animal that can sit on a fence and keep both ears to the ground" [H.L. Mencken]
"Since a politician never believes what he says, he is always astonished when others do" [Charles de Gaulle]
"Well, in politics, I'm a complete neutral; I think they're all scoundrels without exception" [H.L. Mencken]
"a politician is an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man" [e e cummings 1 X 1 (no. 10)]
"A statesman is a politician who places himself at the service of the nation. A politician is a statesman who places the nation at his service" [Georges Pompidou]
"The politician who never made a mistake never made a decision" [John Major]
Translations
سياسي، رَجُل سياسَهسِيَّاسِيّ
politikpolitologpolitoložka-čkapolitička
politikerpolitolog
poliitik
poliitikkovaltiotieteilijä
političar
politikus
stjórnmálamaîur, pólitíkus
政治家政治学者
정치가
politik
politik
političarполитичар
politiker
นักการเมือง
chính trị gia

politician

[ˌpɒlɪˈtɪʃən] Npolítico/a m/f

politician

[ˌpɒlɪˈtɪʃən] n (male)homme m politique; (female)femme f politique

politician

nPolitiker(in) m(f)

politician

[ˌpɒlɪˈtɪʃn] npolitico

politics

(ˈpolitiks) noun singular or plural
the science or business of, or ideas about, or affairs concerning, government.
poˈlitical adjective
of, or concerning, politics. for political reasons; political studies.
poˈlitically adverb
poˌlitically corˈrect adjective
(also PC) (of language or behaviour) that does not offend particular groups of people. It is politically correct to use `he or she', and not just `he', when you mean a man or a woman.
ˌpoliˈtician (-ˈtiʃən) noun
a person whose job is politics; a member of parliament.
political asylum
protection given by a government to a foreigner who has left his own country for political reasons.
political prisoner
a person who has been imprisoned for political reasons and not for any crime.
political ˈscience noun
a field of study dealing with politics, government and other political institutions.

politician

سِيَّاسِيّ politik politiker Politiker πολιτικός político poliitikko politicien političar politico 政治家 정치가 politicus politiker polityk político политик politiker นักการเมือง politikacı chính trị gia 政治家
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