Definition of impolitic in English:

impolitic

adjective

  • Failing to possess or display prudence; unwise.

    ‘it was impolitic to pay the slightest tribute to the enemy’
    • ‘He got himself into trouble with some impolitic statements early in the campaign, but got his act together in time, it seems.’
    • ‘Maybe your were wrong on the facts or maybe what you said was impolitic, but you got a word of correction from a spouse, or boss, or friend.’
    • ‘The secretary of defense had evidently concluded that to agree to the reinforcements would be impolitic.’
    • ‘Though widely acknowledged as a dazzling strategist, his impolitic, in-your-face bravado clashed with the staid Air Force culture.’
    • ‘Of course it might be impolitic to antagonize these groups.’
    • ‘Either it was impolitic to make this question his defining issue, or he did not feel confident of his own facility in making the argument.’
    • ‘That week, the UK press broke the story, and it seemed impolitic for him to return at that moment.’
    • ‘In fact it sometimes seemed as if the hosts feared that an impolitic remark might trigger World War III.’
    • ‘Then he jerked as he realized he did recognize her and his jaw fell open in a most impolitic stare.’
    • ‘He does not easily take no for an answer, and he seems to have no inhibitions about embarrassing his former friends with impolitic remarks, especially if they help him in next month's elections.’
    • ‘His impolitic bluntness ultimately got the best of him.’
    • ‘Some of the lenders have also had reservations about offering debt relief, although it is impolitic to air them too loudly.’
    • ‘The politically cowardly crowd believe that it is impolitic to be opposed to anything.’
    • ‘One impolitic move, one unkind remark, one wrong motion - and it will boil over to the detriment of one and all.’
    • ‘Then he did something audacious, if not outright impolitic.’
    • ‘A better analogy (though still an impolitic one) would have been traffic fatalities.’
    • ‘He said what he thought, but now he's withdrawing it, because it was impolitic.’
    • ‘But it would be impolitic to blame the government which, the Post reminds us, has spent billions of dollars on urban renewal.’
    • ‘He says what he thinks and does what he thinks will work; his plain and sometimes impolitic speaking does him good with voters.’
    • ‘Confidence in regards to what, the Duke wanted to ask, but decided it would be impolitic.’
    imprudent, unwise, injudicious, incautious, irresponsible
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Pronunciation

impolitic

/ɪmˈpɒlɪtɪk/