Political vs Hyperpolitical - What's the difference?

political | hyperpolitical |

As adjectives the difference between political and hyperpolitical

is that political is concerning or relating to politics, the art and process of governing while hyperpolitical is especially political.

As a noun political

is a political agent or officer.



Alternative forms

* politicall (obsolete)


(en adjective)
  • Concerning or relating to politics, the art and process of governing.
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  • *:As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish, but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author=Philip E. Mirowski, volume=100, issue=1, page=87, magazine=(American Scientist) , title= Harms to Health from the Pursuit of Profits , passage=In an era when political leaders promise deliverance from decline through America’s purported preeminence in scientific research, the news that science is in deep trouble in the United States has been as unwelcome as a diagnosis of leukemia following the loss of health insurance.}}
  • *{{quote-news, year=2012, date=November 7, author=Matt Bai, title=Winning a Second Term, Obama Will Confront Familiar Headwinds, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=That brief moment after the election four years ago, when many Americans thought Mr. Obama’s election would presage a new, less fractious political era, now seems very much a thing of the past.}}
  • Concerning a polity or its administrative components.
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  • (label) Motivated, especially inappropriately, by political (electoral or other party political) calculation.
  • Of or relating to views about social relationships that involve power or authority.
  • (label) Interested in politics.
  • Synonyms

    * politic


    * nonpolitical, non-political

    Derived terms

    * politicality * politically * political agent * political animal * political arithmetic * political asylum * political economy * political football * politicalness * political party * political prisoner * party political * politically correct * sociopolitical


    (en noun)
  • A political agent or officer.
  • * 1990 , (Peter Hopkirk), The Great Game , Folio Society 2010, p. 265:
  • One such officer was Count Nikolai Ignatiev, a brilliant and ambitious political , who enjoyed the ear of the Tsar and burned to settle his country's scores with the British.
  • a publication centred around politics
  • Statistics





    (en adjective)
  • Especially political.
  • * 1993 , Sande Cohen, Academia and the Luster of Capital
  • The left is incapable, like the right — and every other hyperpolitical faction — of the self-perception that it is in a muddle...
  • * 2000 , Stuart S Nagel, Handbook of global legal policy
  • ...a more complete picture of how the law system functions in a hyperpolitical environment such as that found in regimes-in-transition situations.
  • * 2005 , Aprodicio A Laquian, Beyond metropolis: the planning and governance of Asia's mega-urban regions
  • ...and finally, a controversial war with Iraq that heightened the fault lines among Washington's hyperpolitical residents.