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- 1. politic (vs. impolitic), expedient, sagacious, diplomatic#2, diplomatical
- usage: 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"
- 2. politic, smooth, suave, bland, diplomatic (vs. undiplomatic), diplomatical
- usage: smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication; "he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage"; "the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error"
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