how to pronounce politic

/ˈpɒl.ɪ.tɪk/

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politic is pronounced in three syllables

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pɒlɪtɪk

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An example use of politic in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… the areas of middle politic archaeology …”

meanings of politic

adjective:

  1. Discreet and diplomatic.
  2. Artful, crafty or cunning.
  3. Sagacious in promoting a policy; ingenious in devising and advancing a system of management; devoted to a scheme or system rather than to a principle; hence, in a good sense, wise; prudent; sagacious.
  4. Shrewd, prudent and expedient.
  5. Relating to, or promoting, a policy, especially a national policy; well-devised; adapted to its end, whether right or wrong.
  6. Of or relating to polity, or civil government; political.

noun:

  1. A politician.

verb:

  1. To engage in political activity; politick.

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