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Daemon
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politic

(adjective) Smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication.

Synonyms: bland, smooth, suave

Usage: He was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage.
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Related to politic: body politic, Politik
pol·i·tic (pŏl′ĭ-tĭk)
adj.
Showing sound or pragmatic judgment; prudent; judicious: found it politic not to mention his youthful indiscretions.
[Middle English politik, from Old French politique, from Latin polīticus, political, from Greek polītikos, from polītēs, citizen, from polis, city; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]
pol′i·tic·ly adv.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
politic (ˈpɒlɪtɪk)
adj
1. artful or shrewd; ingenious: a politic manager.
2. crafty or unscrupulous; cunning: a politic old scoundrel.
3. sagacious, wise, or prudent, esp in statesmanship: a politic choice.
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an archaic word for political
[C15: from Old French politique, from Latin polīticus concerning civil administration, from Greek politikos, from politēs citizen, from polis city]
ˈpoliticly adv
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pol•i•tic (ˈpɒl ɪ tɪk)

adj.
1. shrewd or prudent in practical matters; tactful; diplomatic.
2. contrived in a shrewd and practical way; expedient: a politic reply.
3. political: the body politic.
[1375–1425; late Middle English politik < Middle French politique < Latin polīticus < Greek polītikós civic =polit(ēs) citizen (see polity) + -ikos -ic]
pol′i•tic•ly, adv.
syn: See diplomatic.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

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TheParser
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This is truly an important word for your vocabulary, dear fellow learners.

You will have noticed that many (most) members stay in the "Vocabulary" and "Grammar" forums.

They feel that it is not politic to get involved in controversial topics in the "Politics" or even "Culture" forums.

That is to say, they do not want to anger anyone, so they have decided that it would be wiser to maintain silence.

Irma Crespo
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politic

Definition: (adjective) Smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication.
Synonyms: bland, smooth, suave
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