Synonyms for politic

Synonyms for (adjective) politic

Synonyms: suave, bland, politic, smooth

Definition: smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication

Usage: he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage; the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error

Similar words: diplomatic, diplomatical

Definition: using or marked by tact in dealing with sensitive matters or people

Usage: the hostess averted a confrontation with a diplomatic chenage of subject


Synonyms: politic

Definition: marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness

Usage: 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

Similar words: expedient

Definition: appropriate to a purpose; practical

Usage: in the circumstances it was expedient to express loyalty


Similar words: sagacious

Definition: skillful in statecraft or management

Usage: an astute and sagacious statesman