Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun politics

5 senses of politics

Sense 1
politics, political relation -- (social relations involving intrigue to gain authority or power; "office politics is often counterproductive")
       => social relation -- (a relation between living organisms (especially between people))

Sense 2
politics, political science, government -- (the study of government of states and other political units)
       => social science -- (the branch of science that studies society and the relationships of individual within a society)

Sense 3
politics -- (the profession devoted to governing and to political affairs)
       => profession -- (an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences))

Sense 4
politics, political sympathies -- (the opinion you hold with respect to political questions)
       => opinion, sentiment, persuasion, view, thought -- (a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty; "my opinion differs from yours"; "I am not of your persuasion"; "what are your thoughts on Haiti?")

Sense 5
politics -- (the activities and affairs involved in managing a state or a government; "unemployment dominated the politics of the inter-war years"; "government agencies multiplied beyond the control of representative politics")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")
       => affairs -- (transactions of professional or public interest; "news of current affairs"; "great affairs of state")

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