(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. office-holder or -seeker; legislator, senator, etc.; diplomat, machinator, Machiavellian, strategist, wire-puller. See cunning.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [One who follows politics professionally]
Syn. officeholder, office seeker, party man, partisan, legislator, lawmaker, lawgiver, congressman, member of parliament, MP, bureaucrat, politico.
2. [A statesman]
Syn. diplomat, lawmaker, governmental leader; see statesman .
3. [One who plays politics]
Syn. agitator, demagogue, timeserver, political panderer, poser, rabble rouser, baby-kisser*, arm-waver*, spoilsmonger*, Man on Horseback*.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
public servant, office holder, politico, civil servant, statesman, legislator, lawmaker, democrat, republican, congressman, senator, representative, bureaucrat, *baby kisser. Trustees of the people.''—Grover Cleveland. A dealer in promises.''—Gabriel Chevallier.
appeals to prejudices of people to win them over: demagogue
attacks opponents, associate who: hatchetman
candidate who already holds office: incumbent
candidate who is unlikely to win: dark horse
conservative party member: Republican
conserver of the past: conservative, mossback
extremist: radical
liberal: democratic
middle-of-the-roader: moderate
older, respected politician: elder statesman
outsider who is resented: carpetbagger
party leader: whip
party, member of neither: independent
progress and reform, advocates: liberal
serves party interests over his/her own: good soldier
skilled, respected politician: statesman
sob story suckers: bleeding heart liberals
southern conservative democrats: boll weevils
veterans: old guard
weakened politician after loss of election: lame duck

English dictionary for students. 2013.


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