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Pronunciation:  `pâli'tishun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person active in party politics
  2. [n]  a leader engaged in civil administration
  3. [n]  a schemer who tries to gain advantage in an organization in sly or underhanded ways

POLITICIAN is a 10 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: pol, political leader, politico
 See Also: 1st Baron Beaverbrook, Aaron Burr, Alben Barkley, Alben William Barkley, Andre Maginot, Astor, Barkley, Beaverbrook, boss, Bradley, Bryan, Burr, campaigner, candidate, Charles Joseph Clark, city manager, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Communist, Crockett, Daniel Webster, David Crockett, Davy Crockett, Democrat, DeWitt Clinton, Douglas, Federalist, Glenda Jackson, governor, hack, Henry Clay, Houston, Jackson, Jeannette Rankin, Jesse Jackson, Jesse Louis Jackson, Joe Clark, Joseph McCarthy, Joseph Raymond McCarthy, Labourite, leader, legislator, machine politician, Maginot, mayor, McCarthy, Mugwump, Nancy Witcher Astor, national leader, Nellie Ross, Nellie Tayloe Ross, nominee, noncandidate, party boss, party liner, party man, Peel, plotter, political boss, political hack, Rankin, Republican, Robert Peel, Ross, sachem, Sam Houston, Samuel Houston, schemer, Seward, Sir Robert Peel, socialist, solon, standard-bearer, statesman, Stephen A. Douglas, Stephen Arnold Douglas, technocrat, The Boy Orator of the Platte, the Great Commoner, The Little Giant, Thomas Bradley, Tom Bradley, Viscountess Astor, ward-heeler, Webster, Whig, William Henry Seward, William Jennings Bryan, William Maxwell Aitken



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pol`i*ti"cian\, n. [Cf. F. politicien.]
    1. One versed or experienced in the science of government;
       one devoted to politics; a statesman.
             While empiric politicians use deceit. --Dryden.
    2. One primarily devoted to his own advancement in public
       office, or to the success of a political party; -- used in
       a depreciatory sense; one addicted or attached to politics
       as managed by parties (see {Politics}, 2); a schemer; an
       intriguer; as, a mere politician.
             Like a scurvy politician, seem To see the things
             thou dost not.                        --Shak.
             The politician . . . ready to do anything that he
             apprehends for his advantage.         --South.
  2. \Pol`i*ti"cian\, a.
    Cunning; using artifice; politic; artful. ``Ill-meaning
    politician lords.'' --Milton.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are a politician indicates that you are being deceptive and manipulative. You are trying to persuade others to support your views and ideas. Seeing a politician in your dream, suggests that you need to choose and take a side. The dream parallels a decision that you need to make in your waking life.
Thesaurus Terms
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