Definition of Politic

1. Adjective. Marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness. "A shrewd and politic reply"

2. Adjective. Smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication. "The manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error"
Exact synonyms: Bland, Smooth, Suave
Similar to: Diplomatic, Diplomatical
Derivative terms: Blandness, Blandness, Smoothness, Suaveness, Suavity

Definition of Politic

1. a. Of or pertaining to polity, or civil government; political; as, the body politic. See under Body.

2. n. A politician.

Definition of Politic

1. Adjective. Shrewd, prudent and expedient. ¹

2. Adjective. Discreet and diplomatic. ¹

3. Adjective. Artful, crafty or cunning. ¹

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Definition of Politic

1. shrewd [adj] - See also: shrewd

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Politic

polite fiction
polite society
politic (current term)
political action committee
political arena
political asylum
political boss
political campaign
political climate
political commissar
political conservative
political conservatives
political consumerism
political contribution
political correctitude
political correctness

Literary usage of Politic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1916)
"Devoted to the Science, Art, Philosophy and Literature oj Education VOL. XXXVI. OCTOBER, 1915 No. 2 Our Body-politic on the Dissecting Table A Study in ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1856)
"... to bo elected from time to time by the said General Committee, out of the other members for the time being, of the said body politic and corporate; ..."

3. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1862)
"ACTIVITY WHICH PERVADES ALL THE BRANCHES OF THE BODY politic IN THE UNITED STATES ; INFLUENCE ... politic.:! agitation extends to all social intercourse. ..."

4. The Constitution of the United States: A Critical Discussion of Its Genesis by John Randolph Tucker, Henry St. George Tucker (1899)
"A constitution may be defined as any ordination by the Body-politic which ... It is the act by which the Body-politic constitutes the government and ..."

5. Inquiry Into the Rise and Growth of the Royal Prerogative in England: A New by John Allen (1849)
"His natural body enables him to have a wife and child ; and from the dignity it has acquired by its incorporation with his politic body, it confers on them ..."

6. Southern Literary Messenger by Carnegie-Mellon University, School of Computer Science (1839)
"To this, I answer at once, there is no such body politic, and no such people. In proof of the first of these assertions, I appeal to the record. ..."

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