impolitic

[ im-pol-i-tik ]
/ ɪmˈpɒl ɪ tɪk /

adjective

not politic, expedient, or judicious.

Nearby words

  1. impluvium,
  2. imply,
  3. impolder,
  4. impolicy,
  5. impolite,
  6. imponderabilia,
  7. imponderable,
  8. impone,
  9. imponent,
  10. import

Origin of impolitic

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

Related formsim·pol·i·tic·ly, adverbim·pol·i·tic·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for impolitic

impolitic

/ (ɪmˈpɒlɪtɪk) /

adjective

not politic or expedient; unwise
Derived Formsimpoliticly, adverbimpoliticness, noun

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Word Origin and History for impolitic

impolitic

adj.

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

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