a.1.Of or pertaining to polity, or civil government; political; as, the body politic. See under Body.
He with his people made all but one politic body.
- Sir P. Sidney.
2.Pertaining to, or promoting, a policy, especially a national policy; well-devised; adapted to its end, whether right or wrong; - said of things; as, a politic treaty.
3.Sagacious in promoting a policy; ingenious in devising and advancing a system of management; devoted to a scheme or system rather than to a principle; hence, in a good sense, wise; prudent; sagacious; and in a bad sense, artful; unscrupulous; cunning; - said of persons.
Politic with my friend, smooth with mine enemy.
- Shak.
n.1.A politician.
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"
impolitic - not politic; "an impolitic approach to a sensitive issue"
2.politic - smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication; "he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage"; "the hostess averted a confrontation between two guests with a diplomatic change of subject"; "the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error"; "affable, suave, moderate men...smugly convinced of their respectability" - Ezra Pound
Synonyms: smooth, suave
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Translate Politic to German, Translate Politic to French
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