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’
    • ‘Confidence in regards to what, the Duke wanted to ask, but decided it would be impolitic.’
    • ‘Of course it might be impolitic to antagonize these groups.’
    • ‘That week, the UK press broke the story, and it seemed impolitic for him to return at that moment.’
    • ‘The secretary of defense had evidently concluded that to agree to the reinforcements would be impolitic.’
    • ‘Then he did something audacious, if not outright impolitic.’
    • ‘He got himself into trouble with some impolitic statements early in the campaign, but got his act together in time, it seems.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The politically cowardly crowd believe that it is impolitic to be opposed to anything.’
    • ‘He says what he thinks and does what he thinks will work; his plain and sometimes impolitic speaking does him good with voters.’
    • ‘But it would be impolitic to blame the government which, the Post reminds us, has spent billions of dollars on urban renewal.’
    • ‘A better analogy (though still an impolitic one) would have been traffic fatalities.’
    • ‘Though widely acknowledged as a dazzling strategist, his impolitic, in-your-face bravado clashed with the staid Air Force culture.’
    • ‘His impolitic bluntness ultimately got the best of him.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Some of the lenders have also had reservations about offering debt relief, although it is impolitic to air them too loudly.’
    • ‘He said what he thought, but now he's withdrawing it, because it was impolitic.’
    • ‘One impolitic move, one unkind remark, one wrong motion - and it will boil over to the detriment of one and all.’
    imprudent, unwise, injudicious, incautious, irresponsible
    ill-judged, ill-advised, misguided, ill-considered, careless, rash, reckless, foolhardy, foolish, short-sighted
    undiplomatic, indiscreet, indelicate, tactless
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Pronunciation:

impolitic

/imˈpäləˌtik/