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Princeton's WordNet

  1. politicallyadverb

    with regard to social relationships involving authority

    "politically correct clothing"

  2. politicallyadverb

    with regard to government

    "politically organized units"


  1. politicallyadverb

    in a political manner

  2. politicallyadverb

    regarding politics, in a way connected to politics

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Politicallyadverb

    Etymology: from political.

    The Turks politically mingled certain Janizaries, harquebusiers with their horsemen. Richard Knolles, History of the Turks.


  1. politically

    Politics (from Greek: Πολιτικά, politiká, 'affairs of the cities') is the set of activities that are associated with making decisions in groups, or other forms of power relations among individuals, such as the distribution of resources or status. The branch of social science that studies politics and government is referred to as political science. It may be used positively in the context of a "political solution" which is compromising and nonviolent, or descriptively as "the art or science of government", but also often carries a negative connotation. The concept has been defined in various ways, and different approaches have fundamentally differing views on whether it should be used extensively or limitedly, empirically or normatively, and on whether conflict or co-operation is more essential to it. A variety of methods are deployed in politics, which include promoting one's own political views among people, negotiation with other political subjects, making laws, and exercising internal and external force, including warfare against adversaries. Politics is exercised on a wide range of social levels, from clans and tribes of traditional societies, through modern local governments, companies and institutions up to sovereign states, to the international level. In modern nation states, people often form political parties to represent their ideas. Members of a party often agree to take the same position on many issues and agree to support the same changes to law and the same leaders. An election is usually a competition between different parties. A political system is a framework which defines acceptable political methods within a society. The history of political thought can be traced back to early antiquity, with seminal works such as Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Politics in the West, and Confucius's political manuscripts and Chanakya's Arthashastra in the non-Western cultures.


  1. politically

    Politically refers to anything related to politics, the governance of a country, or public affairs. This involves matters related to government policies, political parties, political activities, or political principles. Politically can also refer to actions or decisions made with consideration to its probable impact on political figures, parties, or outcomes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Politicallyadverb

    in a political manner

  2. Politicallyadverb

    politicly; artfully

Editors Contribution

  1. politicallyadverb

    Relating to politics.

    Politically the country is moving forward and ensuring the unity is always there.

    Submitted by MaryC on August 8, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'politically' in Adverbs Frequency: #323

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of politically in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of politically in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of politically in a Sentence

  1. Nancy Pelosi:

    I don't think we should impeach a president for political reasons. But I don't think we should not impeach him because we think it's politically... impeding for us to do so.

  2. Simon Tilford:

    So the burden of adjustment... falls squarely on labor, basically on cutting labor costs, that, politically, is a precarious basis for a currency.

  3. Michael Hayden:

    Politically, I can't see this becoming a reality. But the message is more important than the reality, and the message is that we have to be mindful of what the healthcare system can tolerate.

  4. Butch Arbin:

    I don’t care about being politically correct, that’s one of the problems in the country right now.

  5. Ned Price:

    They want to destroy Ukraine politically by destroying the head of state.

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