Dictionary.com

impolitic

[ im-pol-i-tik ]
/ ɪmˈpɒl ɪ tɪk /
Save This Word!

adjective
not politic, expedient, or judicious.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

Origin of impolitic

First recorded in 1590–1600; im-2 + politic

OTHER WORDS FROM impolitic

im·pol·i·tic·ly, adverbim·pol·i·tic·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use impolitic in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for impolitic

impolitic
/ (ɪmˈpɒlɪtɪk) /

adjective
not politic or expedient; unwise

Derived forms of impolitic

impoliticly, adverbimpoliticness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK