From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpoliticpol‧i‧tic /ˈpɒlətɪk $ ˈpɑː-/ adjective formal SENSIBLEsensible and likely to gain you an advantage SYN prudentit is politic to do something It would not be politic to ignore the reporters. politics, body politic
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politicIn this most political of cities, what a woman wears must be politic.His Caesar is a cool, politic figure, shallow and almost silly.Had Stiles been more politic, he would have used the information in court.Judge Lyttle, politic in the ways a judge can be, treats reporters well.
Origin politic (1400-1500) French politique, from Latin politicus, from Greek politikos, from polites citizen, from polis city