politic

  1. smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication

    Synonyms : bland, smooth, suave
    Examples :
    • he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage
  2. marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness

    Antonyms : impolitic
    Examples :
    • it is neither polite nor politic to get into other people's quarrels
    • a politic decision
    • a politic manager
    • a politic old scoundrel
    • a shrewd and politic reply

pacifism

  1. the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable

    Synonyms : pacificism, passivism
    Type Of : doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought
  2. the belief that all international disputes can be settled by arbitration

    Synonyms : pacificism
    Type Of : belief

pyres

  1. wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite

    Synonyms : funeral pyre
    Type Of : agglomerate, cumulation, cumulus, heap, mound, pile

pulverize

  1. destroy completely

    Synonyms : demolish, pulverise
    Type Of : destroy, destruct
  2. make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust

    Synonyms : powder, powderise, powderize, pulverise
    Type Of : disintegrate
    Examples :
    • pulverize the grains
  3. become powder or dust

    Synonyms : powderise, powderize, pulverise
    Type Of : disintegrate

pelf

  1. informal terms for money

    Synonyms : boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, loot, lucre, moolah, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum
    Type Of : money

possum

  1. nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America

    Synonyms : opossum
    Type Of : pouched mammal, marsupial
  2. small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails

    Synonyms : opossum, phalanger
    Type Of : pouched mammal, marsupial

pouched

  1. having a pouch

possums

  1. nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America

    Synonyms : opossum
    Type Of : pouched mammal, marsupial
  2. small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails

    Synonyms : opossum, phalanger
    Type Of : pouched mammal, marsupial

pygmy

  1. any member of various peoples having an average height of less than five feet

    Synonyms : pigmy
    Type Of : small person
  2. an unusually small individual

    Synonyms : pigmy
    Type Of : small person

proportional

  1. properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to'

    Synonyms : relative
    Examples :
    • the punishment ought to be proportional to the crime
  2. one of the quantities in a mathematical proportion

    Type Of : quantity
  3. having a constant ratio