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political

Definition of political

Etymology

    From Latin politicus, ultimately from Greco-Latin polis '(city) state'

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /pəˈlɪtɪkəl/, SAMPA: /p@"lItIk@l/
  • Audio (US) [?]
  • Hyphenation: pol‧it‧i‧cal

Adjective

political (comparative more political, superlative most political)

  1. concerning or related to politics, the art and process of governing

    Political principles are rarely absolute, as political logic holds an imperfect result by compromise is better than a theoretically perfect abstention from the political process in the opposition

  2. concerning a polity or its administrative components

    Good political staff is hard to find, they may neither be ambitious and corrupted by power nor tempted by private sector careers

  3. (pejorative) motivated, especially inappropriately, by political (electoral or other party political) calculation
  4. of or related to views about social relationships that involve power or authority

Synonyms

Antonyms

  • nonpolitical

Derived terms

  • politically
  • political agent
  • political animal
  • political asylum
  • political economy
  • political party
  • political prisoner
  • party political
  • politically correct
  • sociopolitical

Related terms

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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