Definition of "politic" []

  • Using or marked by prudence, expedience, and shrewdness; artful. (adjective)
  • Using, displaying, or proceeding from policy; judicious: a politic decision. (adjective)
  • Crafty; cunning. (adjective)
  • Artful or shrewd; ingenious (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Crafty or unscrupulous; cunning (adjective)
  • Sagacious, wise, or prudent, esp in statesmanship (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "politic" in a sentence
  • "Palin, if you wanted to stay in politic you should have stayed as Governor of Alaska, but you decided to sell a book you did not write, so who do you think want to hear any thing you have to say."
  • "The body politic is frozen, incapable of making either bold advancements forward or retrenching, and then reverting back to simpler time."
  • "That such a populace of deluded hypocrits are allowed to take part in our "body politic" is a testament to the LIBERAL nature of our constitution."