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Definition of politician:

  1. Cunning; using artifice; politic; artful.
  2. One primarily devoted to his own advancement in public office, or to the success of a political party; -- used in a depreciatory sense; one addicted or attached to politics as managed by parties ( see Politics, 2); a schemer; an intriguer; as, a mere politician.
  3. One versed or experienced in the science of government; one devoted to politics; a statesman.

Synonyms:

lawmaker, gentleman, fixer, politico, congresswoman, pol, legislator, Eurocrat, gentlewoman, liar, elder statesman, agitator, carpetbagger, partisan, diplomat, cheat, wheeler-dealer, congressman, timeserver, statesman, political leader, hypocrite, brown-nose, congressperson, free marketeer, Man on Horseback, crook, bureaucrat, poser, demagogue, fraud, dove, conman.

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