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pol·i·tic

 (pŏl′ĭ-tĭk)
adj.
Showing sound or pragmatic judgment; prudent; judicious: found it politic not to mention his youthful indiscretions.

[Middle English politik, from Old French politique, from Latin polīticus, political, from Greek polītikos, from polītēs, citizen, from polis, city; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

pol′i·tic·ly adv.

politic

(ˈpɒlɪtɪk)
adj
1. artful or shrewd; ingenious: a politic manager.
2. crafty or unscrupulous; cunning: a politic old scoundrel.
3. sagacious, wise, or prudent, esp in statesmanship: a politic choice.
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an archaic word for political
[C15: from Old French politique, from Latin polīticus concerning civil administration, from Greek politikos, from politēs citizen, from polis city]
ˈpoliticly adv

pol•i•tic

(ˈpɒl ɪ tɪk)

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 Middle English politik < Middle French politique < Latin polīticus < Greek polītikós civic =polit(ēs) citizen (see polity) + -ikos -ic]
pol′i•tic•ly, adv.
syn: See diplomatic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.politic - marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness; "it is neither polite nor politic to get into other people's quarrels"; "a politic decision"; "a politic manager"; "a politic old scoundrel"; "a shrewd and politic reply"
diplomatical, diplomatic - using or marked by tact in dealing with sensitive matters or people; "the hostess averted a confrontation with a diplomatic chenage of subject"
impolitic - not politic; "an impolitic approach to a sensitive issue"
2.politic - smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophisticationpolitic - smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication; "he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage"; "the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error"
diplomatical, diplomatic - using or marked by tact in dealing with sensitive matters or people; "the hostess averted a confrontation with a diplomatic chenage of subject"

politic

adjective wise, diplomatic, sensible, discreet, prudent, advisable, expedient, judicious, tactful, sagacious, in your best interests Many people found it politic to change their allegiance.

politic

adjective
Showing sensitivity and skill in dealing with others:
Translations

politic

[ˈpɒlɪtɪk] ADJprudente

politic

[ˈpɒlɪtɪk] adj (= sensible) → judicieux/euse
it would be politic to ... → il serait judicieux de ...

politic

adj
klug; it would be politic to apologizees wäre (taktisch) klug, sich zu entschuldigen; he tended to do what was politic rather than that which was properer machte eher (das), was klug or günstig war, als das, was recht gewesen wäre
the body politicdas Staatswesen, das staatliche Gemeinwesen

politic

[ˈpɒlɪtɪk] adj (frm) → prudente
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As far as I know, awards are seldom refused--in fact, despite polite reticence on the surface, they are eagerly sought after and politicked for.
But he politicked in a nonstandard manner, with an indirect approach that preserved his popularity by leaving it to his subordinates to carry out his administration's most controversial policies.