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impolitic

[im-pol-i-tik] /ɪmˈpɒl ɪ tɪk/
adjective
1.
not politic, expedient, or judicious.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; im-2 + politic
Related forms
impoliticly, adverb
impoliticness, noun
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Examples for impolitic
  • It's that he's prone to saying impolitic things, as he did last summer.
  • To have waited for our boat, if possible to avoid it, would have been impolitic.
  • Although he considered the trial to be impolitic and unjust, he performed his duties with calmness and good judgment.
  • His main point, however, was that to implement the new policy would be impolitic.
British Dictionary definitions for impolitic

impolitic

/ɪmˈpɒlɪtɪk/
adjective
1.
not politic or expedient; unwise
Derived Forms
impoliticly, adverb
impoliticness, noun
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Word Origin and History for impolitic
adj.

"not according to good policy," c.1600, from assimilated form of in- (1) "not, opposite of" + politic.

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