3. finished, perfected, perfect, flawless, faultless, impeccable, unmarred, unblemished; expert, skillful, masterly, masterful, proficient, adept, accomplished, well executed or performed or done; excellent, great, extraordinary, outstanding, remarkable, noteworthy, Inf super; exquisite, superlative, consummate, supreme, superior, transcendent.
polite, adj. 1. courteous, mannerly, well-mannered, civil, respectful, deferential, deferent; decorous, proper, formal, Fr. comme il faut, ceremonious; tactful, diplomatic, politic; cordial, genial, affable, good-humored, pleasant, sociable; pleasing, winning, charming, ingratiating, complaisant, agreeable, obliging, attentive.
2. well-behaved, well-bred, refined, polished, civilized; genteel, gentle, ladylike, gracious, kind; gentlemanly, gentlemanlike, courtly, gallant, chivalrous, chivalric; urbane, suave, debonair, sophisticated, elegant; discriminating, refined.
politic, adj. 1. sagacious, judicious, wise, sapient; discreet, prudent, wary, chary, cautious; watchful, vigilant, Argus-eyed, mindful; clear-headed, thoughtful, sensible, intelligent, reasonable, sound; astute, discerning, perceptive, penetrating, piercing; keen, sharp, acute, quick; eagle-eyed, hawk-eyed, lynx-eyed, sharpeyed; perspicacious, percipient, discriminating, apper-cipient; alert, quick-witted, nimble, bright, smart; long-sighted, farsighted, far-seeing, long-headed.
2. clever, cunning, wily, tricky, crafty, arch; artful, ingenious, Machiavellian, Rare, subdolous; shrewd, canny, Inf. cagey, shifty; sly, subtle, foxy, vulpine; conniving, contriving, intriguing, designing.
3. expedient, advisable, recommendable, desirable, practical, useful; to one's best interest, to one's good, all to the good, all for the best; suitable, seemly, appropriate, befitting, fitting, fit, meet; proper, correct, right, good, essential; sensible, reasonable, rational, intelligent.
political, adj. civil, civic, public, politic; official, bureaucratic, administrative; state, governmental, national, federal; partisan, bipartisan, factional.
politician, n. 1. politico, Inf. pol, public servant, civil servant; office-holder, incumbent, lame duck; campaigner, office-seeker, aspirant, favorite son, dark horse, Inf. stumper, SI.
baby kisser; old campaigner, war-horse; kingpin, Inf. boss; hack, party hack.
2. statesman, elder statesman; diplomat; administrator, bureaucrat; congressman, senator, representative, lawmaker, legislator, (in Great Britain) Member of Parliament or MP.
3. Machiavellian, political realist; manipulator, ma-chinator, maneuverer, wirepuller, kingmaker, power behind the throne; strategist, tactician; logroller, pork barrel politician, Inf. influence peddler, Inf. power broker; (pi.) boys in the back room.
politics, n. 1. political science, Inf. poli sci; government, civics; policy, polity, party line, party position, party philosophy.
2. Machiavellianism, realpolitik, political realism; machination, manipulation, maneuvering, wire-pulling, Inf. influence-peddling, Inf. back-room politics.
3. statesmanship, statecraft, diplomacy.
poll, n. 1. count, nose or head or body count, tally, tabulation, enumeration; statistics, figures, census, demography; opinion sampling.
2. voting list, list, roster, panel; muster roll, tax rolls.
3. head, skull, cranium, Zool. cephalon, brainpan, pate, Inf. sconce, Inf. dome, SI.
gourd; nape, scruff, Anat. occiput.
-v. 4. register as a voter, register, enroll; vote, cast one's ballot, exercise one's franchise.