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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)

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.

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."