impolitic
adjective Date: circa 1600 not politic ; unwiseimpolitical adjectiveimpolitically adverbimpoliticly adverb

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  • Impolitic — Im*pol i*tic, a. [Pref. im not + politic; cf. F. impolitique.] Not politic; contrary to, or wanting in, policy; unwise; imprudent; indiscreet; inexpedient; as, an impolitic ruler, law, or measure. [1913 Webster] The most unjust and impolitic of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impolitic — I adjective careless, foolish, harebrained, hasty, headlong, heedless, ill advised, ill considered, ill judged, imprudens, imprudent, inadvisable, incautious, inconsiderate, Inconsultus, indiscreet, inexpedient, injudicious, rash, reckless,… …   Law dictionary

  • impolitic — (adj.) not according to good policy, c.1600, from assimilated form of IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + POLITIC (Cf. politic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • impolitic — [adj] unwise, careless brash, illadvised, ill judged, imprudent, inadvisable, inconsiderate, indiscreet, inexpedient, injudicious, maladroit, misguided, rash, stupid, tactless, undiplomatic, untimely; concepts 401,544 Ant. careful, cautious,… …   New thesaurus

  • impolitic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ failing to possess or display prudence …   English terms dictionary

  • impolitic — [im päl′ə tik΄] adj. not politic; unwise; injudicious; inexpedient impoliticly adv …   English World dictionary

  • impolitic — adjective /ɪmˈpɒl.ɪ.tɪk/ Not politic; contrary to or wanting in policy; unwise; imprudent; indiscreet; inexpedient; as, an impolitic ruler, law, or measure …   Wiktionary

  • impolitic — im|pol|i|tic [ımˈpɔlıtık US ˈpa: ] adj formal behaving in a way that is not careful and that could make people think you are not sensible = ↑unwise ▪ It was considered impolitic of him to spend too much time with the party radicals …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • impolitic — adjective formal not sensible or not behaving in a way that is likely to bring you advantage: It was considered impolitic for him to spend too much time with the radicals in the party …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • impolitic — adjective it was impolitic of you to alienate the very people who could finance our program Syn: imprudent, unwise, injudicious, incautious, irresponsible; ill judged, ill advised, misguided, rash, reckless, foolhardy, foolish, shortsighted;… …   Thesaurus of popular words

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