[ US /ˈpɑɫəˌtɪk/ ]
[ UK /pˈɒlətˌɪk/ ]
  1. marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness
    a shrewd and politic reply
    it is neither polite nor politic to get into other people's quarrels
    a politic manager
    a politic decision
    a politic old scoundrel
  2. smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication
    the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error
    he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage
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How To Use politic In A Sentence

  • In my view his confrontational, gladiatorial style has been a major contributor to the widespread disdain of the British public for politicians generally. Times, Sunday Times
  • You can't have a show called Politically Incorrect and then abjectly apologize for not being PC.
  • The security police quickly squelched an extremely rare public demonstration demanding political reform on Monday, the 41st anniversary of the Baath Party's seizure of power here.
  • In a second or three, take one high stakes football match, throw in that controversial miscall, stir it up with loads of angry fans, whisk in a few politicians, let it bake overnight and what you end up with is a tasty football ferrora (ph). CNN Transcript Nov 20, 2009
  • The BBC never tires of telling us how passionately it seeks the interest and participation of the public in its political output, particularly the young.
  • They propagated political doctrines which promised to tear apart the fabric of British society.
  • They therefore blame not the buddy system but political patronage for government inefficiency.
  • The results were disastrous, plunging the country into deep depression, with high unemployment, sharply falling living standards and serious political unrest.
  • a rising young politician
  • No, but they more or less remained together, I hate to use the word ideologically, but I guess for want of a better word, they seemed to always react, more or less, the same way to political situations and to political candidates 'platforms. Oral History Interview with Lindy Boggs, January 31, 1974. Interview A-0082. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
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