not politic, expedient, or judicious.

Origin of impolitic

First recorded in 1590–1600; im-2 + politic
Related formsim·pol·i·tic·ly, adverbim·pol·i·tic·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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not politic or expedient; unwise
Derived Formsimpoliticly, adverbimpoliticness, noun
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Word Origin and History for impolitic

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

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