Definition of politician in English:

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politician

Pronunciation: /ˌpäləˈtiSHən/

noun

1A person who is professionally involved in politics, especially as a holder of or a candidate for an elected office.
Example sentences
  • We tend to elect politicians to change things, and then kick them when they do.
  • Do the politicians we elect have the right to force us to live more healthily?
  • They will come back with a vengeance if the politicians they have elected let them down.
Synonyms
legislator, elected official, statesman, stateswoman, public servant;
senator, congressman, congresswoman
informal politico, pol
1.1chiefly US A person who acts in a manipulative and devious way, typically to gain advancement within an organization.

Words that rhyme with politician

academician, addition, aesthetician (US esthetician), ambition, audition, beautician, clinician, coition, cosmetician, diagnostician, dialectician, dietitian, Domitian, edition, electrician, emission, fission, fruition, Hermitian, ignition, linguistician, logician, magician, mathematician, Mauritian, mechanician, metaphysician, mission, monition, mortician, munition, musician, obstetrician, omission, optician, paediatrician (US pediatrician), patrician, petition, Phoenician, physician, position, rhetorician, sedition, statistician, suspicion, tactician, technician, theoretician, Titian, tuition, volition

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Syllabification: pol·i·ti·cian

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