[pol-i-tik] /ˈpɒl ɪ tɪk/
shrewd or prudent in practical matters; tactful; diplomatic.
contrived in a shrewd and practical way; expedient:
a politic reply.
the body politic.
artful or shrewd; ingenious: a politic manager
crafty or unscrupulous; cunning: a politic old scoundrel
sagacious, wise, or prudent, esp in statesmanship: a politic choice
an archaic word for political
early 15c., “pertaining to public affairs,” from Middle French politique “political” (14c.) and directly from Latin politicus “of citizens or the state, civil, civic,” from Greek politikos “of citizens, pertaining to the state and its administration; pertaining to public life,” from polites “citizen,” from polis “city” (see polis). Replaced in most adjectival senses by political. From mid-15c. as “prudent, judicious.”
also politick, “to engage in political activity,” 1917, a back-formation from politics. Related: Politicked; politicking (for the -k- see picnic).
[puh-lahyt] /pəˈlaɪt/ adjective, politer, politest. 1. showing good manners toward others, as in behavior, speech, etc.; courteous; civil: a polite reply. 2. refined or cultured: polite society. 3. of a refined or elegant kind: polite learning. /pəˈlaɪt/ adjective 1. showing regard for others, in manners, speech, behaviour, etc; courteous 2. cultivated or refined: polite society […]
[pol-ee-an-uh] /ˌpɒl iˈæn ə/ noun 1. an excessively or blindly optimistic person. adjective 2. (often lowercase). Also, Pollyannaish. unreasonably or illogically optimistic: some pollyanna notions about world peace. /ˌpɒlɪˈænə/ noun 1. a person who is constantly or excessively optimistic n. “one who finds cause for gladness in the most difficult situations,” 1921, a reference to […]
[poh-loh] /ˈpoʊ loʊ/ noun 1. a game played on horseback between two teams, each of four players, the object being to score points by driving a wooden ball into the opponents’ goal using a long-handled mallet. 2. any game broadly resembling this, especially . 3. . [poh-loh] /ˈpoʊ loʊ/ noun 1. Marco [mahr-koh] /ˈmɑr koʊ/ […]
noun 1. a double-breasted, often belted overcoat made of camel’s hair or a similar fabric.