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politic is a synonym of tactful

adjective [ pol-i-tik ]

politic is another word for tactful

Tactful describes having tact—that is, having a strong sense of what to say or do so you don’t cause offense (He gave a tactful answer to her question).

Politic describes shrewdness in protecting your own interests while not upsetting or offending others (a politic decision).

Tactful and politic both describe being aware of other people’s feelings in delicate situations. Politic tends to emphasize prudence in diplomacy, whereas tactful emphasizes a genuine desire not to offend others (He was very tactful during the disagreement; I felt like she had a very politic approach).

Politic is a pretty formal and uncommon word, and has taken on negative connotations of falseness, although this is not its primary meaning.

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legality is a synonym of validity

noun [ lee-gal-i-tee ]

legality is another word for validity

Validity generally refers to the quality or state of being valid or sound (They questioned the validity of the results).

Legality refers to the quality or state of being legal or permitted by law (The legality of her driving was questionable).

Validity and legality have quite similar meanings—however, validity often refers to the reliability of something in a court case or similar context (the validity of the evidence), whereas legality refers to whether or not something is actually allowed within the law (Are you certain about the legality of the plan?).

Validity can be used in a range of contexts, not just legal ones (The chef supported the validity of her statement on whether pineapple belongs on pizza).

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heartfelt is a synonym of earnest

adjective [ hahrt-felt ]

heartfelt is another word for earnest

Earnest describes something that shows deep and sincere feeling (The best man gave an earnest speech).

Heartfelt describes something that is deeply felt, or shows deep feeling (The politician gave a heartfelt apology).

✅ While both describe showing emotional vulnerability, earnest primarily suggests the idea of seriousness and sincerity, but doesn’t suggest a specific feeling or a particularly strong emotion (He gave an earnest apology).

Heartfelt primarily suggests strong feelings and emotions (She gave him her heartfelt congratulations).

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