What does realpolitik mean?

Definitions for realpolitikreɪˈɑlˌpoʊ lɪˌtik, ri-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word realpolitik.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. realpolitik, practical politics(noun)

    politics based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations


  1. realpolitik(Noun)

    Pragmatic international government policy concerned with perceived interests of the nation.


  1. Realpolitik

    Realpolitik refers to politics or diplomacy based primarily on power and on practical and material factors and considerations, rather than ideological notions or moralistic or ethical premises. In this respect, it shares aspects of its philosophical approach with those of realism and pragmatism. The term realpolitik is sometimes used pejoratively to imply politics that are coercive, amoral, or Machiavellian.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of realpolitik in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of realpolitik in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Luc Marius Ibriga:

    We would liked to have had an all-civilian government but this is realpolitik.

  2. Eko Sulistyo:

    The 'realpolitik' situation is taking energy away from the real work; the economic program, the roads and ports that need to be built, (His) concentration and focus can be fragmented and broken because of the politics (around him).

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