Synonyms of 'politics'
affairs of state
2 political beliefs, party politics, political allegiances
My politics are well to the left of centre.
3 political scienceDictionary, polity, statesmanship
He studied politics and medieval history.
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Politics is the art of the possible
A week is a long time in politics
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable– Ambassador's Journal]
Politics...has always been the systematic organisation of hatreds– The Education of Henry Adams]
Practical politics consists in ignoring facts– The Education of Henry Adams]
In politics the middle way is none at all
In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in folly– Table Talk]
There is a holy mistaken zeal in politics as well as in religion. By persuading others, we convince ourselves– Public Advertiser]
Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed
The argument of the broken window pane is the most valuable argument in modern politics
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary– Familiar Studies of Men and Books]
Most schemes of political improvement are very laughable things
politics: a strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage– The Devil's Dictionary]
Politics makes strange bedfellows
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If you refer to someone's behaviour as opportunism, you are criticizing them for taking advantage of any opportunity that occurs in order to gain money or power, without thinking about whether their actions are right or wrong.
The opposition's concern for the environment was mere political opportunism.
Thesaurus for politics from the Collins English Thesaurus
Politics are the actions or activities concerned with achieving and using power in a country or society. The verb that follows politics may be either singular or plural .