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Evasive vs Politic - What's the difference?

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Evasive is a related term of politic.

As adjectives the difference between evasive and politic

is that evasive is while politic is political.




(en adjective)
  • Tending to avoid speaking openly or making revelations about oneself.
  • Directed towards avoidance or escape; evasive action .
  • Synonyms

    * elusive, slippery, shifty, cagey, elusory, sly, noncommital * unclear, vague, equivocal, ambiguous * tricky, deceitful, devious

    Derived terms

    * (l) * (l)



    Alternative forms

    * politick (obsolete)


    (en adjective)
  • (archaic) Of or relating to polity, or civil government; political.
  • the body politic
  • * (rfdate) Sir (Philip Sidney)
  • He with his people made all but one politic body.
  • (archaic) Relating to, or promoting, a policy, especially a national policy; well-devised; adapted to its end, whether right or wrong; said of things.
  • a politic treaty
  • * (rfdate) Shakespeare
  • enrich'd with politic grave counsel
  • (archaic) 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
  • * (rfdate) Shakespeare
  • Politic with my friend, smooth with mine enemy.
  • , prudent and expedient.
  • and diplomatic.
  • , crafty or cunning.
  • Antonyms

    * impolitic


    (en noun)
  • (archaic) A politician.
  • (Francis Bacon)
  • * Lowell
  • Swiftly the politic goes; is it dark? he borrows a lantern; / Slowly the statesman and sure, guiding his feet by the stars.