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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
References in classic literature ?
The orator, or the politician, who can produce such a state of things, is commonly popular with his contemporaries, however he may be treated by posterity.
He was a young man, the type of the Tammany politician.
In the way of movement and human life, there was the hasty rattle of a cab or coach, its driver protected by a waterproof cap over his head and shoulders; the forlorn figure of an old man, who seemed to have crept out of some subterranean sewer, and was stooping along the kennel, and poking the wet rubbish with a stick, in quest of rusty nails; a merchant or two, at the door of the post-office, together with an editor and a miscellaneous politician, awaiting a dilatory mail; a few visages of retired sea-captains at the window of an insurance office, looking out vacantly at the vacant street, blaspheming at the weather, and fretting at the dearth as well of public news as local gossip.
Had it been otherwise -- had an active politician been put into this influential post, to assume the easy task of making head against a Whig Collector, whose infirmities withheld him from the personal administration of his office -- hardly a man of the old corps would have drawn the breath of official life within a month after the exterminating angel had come up the Custom-House steps.
No politician in Chicago ranked higher in their confidence; he had been at it a long time--had been the business agent in the city council of old Durham, the self-made merchant, way back in the early days, when the whole city of Chicago had been up at auction.
No poor, simple, virtuous body was ever cajoled by the attentions of an electioneering politician with more ease than Aunt Chloe was won over by Master Sam's suavities; and if he had been the prodigal son himself, he could not have been overwhelmed with more maternal bountifulness; and he soon found himself seated, happy and glorious, over a large tin pan, containing a sort of olla podrida of all that had appeared on the table for two or three days past.
The visitor was a good-natured, ignorant, energetic middle-aged Irishman named John Buckstone, who was a great politician in a small way, and always took a large share in public matters of every sort.
at threeandtwenty to be the king of his companythe great man the practised politician, who is to read every body's character, and make every body's talents conduce to the display of his own superiority; to be dispensing his flatteries around, that he may make all appear like fools compared with himself
I burnt for the more active life of the world- -for the more exciting toils of a literary career--for the destiny of an artist, author, orator; anything rather than that of a priest: yes, the heart of a politician, of a soldier, of a votary of glory, a lover of renown, a luster after power, beat under my curate's surplice.
The inconsistency and recklessness of Traddles were not to be exceeded by any real politician.
Why, good Sir Maurice,'' rejoined the wily politician, ``start not aside like a scared steed, without, at least, considering the object of your terror.
Accordingly I went to one who had the reputation of wisdom, and observed him--his name I need not mention; he was a politician whom I selected for examination--and the result was as follows: When I began to talk with him, I could not help thinking that he was not really wise, although he was thought wise by many, and still wiser by himself; and thereupon I tried to explain to him that he thought himself wise, but was not really wise; and the consequence was that he hated me, and his enmity was shared by several who were present and heard me.