- 1Of or relating to the government or public affairs of a country: a period of political and economic stabilityMore example sentences
- An egalitarian democratic ideal extends beyond public affairs and the political sphere.
- He was a valuable board member with in depth knowledge of New Zealand economic and political affairs.
- But in my experience, political and economic affairs tend to be a lot more complex than that.
- 1.1Relating to the ideas or strategies of a particular party or group in politics: a decision taken for purely political reasonsMore example sentences
- It was Thoreau's ideas that shaped the political strategies of Mahatma Gandhi and later King.
- This was in part the result of the grand strategy of the major political parties.
- The idea that a political party should field a film star to attract votes.
- 1.2Interested in or active in politics: I’m not very politicalMore example sentences
- These are sombre thoughts for anyone interested in current political thought.
- How many of the active political bloggers on the graph are Libertarians?
- Churchill's active political life began when Queen Victoria still reigned.
- 1.3Motivated by a person’s beliefs or actions concerning politics: a political crimeMore example sentences
- Scotland's rebel MSPTommy Sheridan faces a second prison sentence for standing up for his political beliefs.
- Her political beliefs had been bolstered by her religious faith and she saw the emergence of a democratic society as a proper salvation.
- One can never know precisely how personal experience motivates political values.
- 2chiefly • derogatory Done or acting in the interests of status or power within an organization rather than as a matter of principle.More example sentences
- Let's hope such a review, if it happens, follows sound educational principles rather than political ones.
- Planning committees are required to decide planning matters in a judicial way rather than on political considerations.
- By supporting the status quo they have put political expediency before the interests of our children.
- [sentence adverb]: politically, it was safer to sit on the fenceMore example sentences
- All three are politically astute and have been following the election in the media.
- He claimed some of the attention from MPs had been been politically motivated.
- It's not easy to see how, politically, he can turn it on again in two years time, even if world oil prices fall.