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Definition of "impolitic" []

  • Not wise or expedient; not politic: an impolitic approach to a sensitive issue. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "impolitic" in a sentence
  • "The word impolitic has appeared in 20 New York Times articles in the past year, including on June 10 in "A Diplomat, He Isn't: Prince Philip's Tongue Remains Sharp as Ever," by Sarah Lyall:"
  • "Our Pres. could crudely tell the allied PM to sit on a peg and rotate and not break any laws, but that would be what they call "impolitic" in the diplomatic game."
  • "It may habe been "impolitic" to the readers of the Groan and the listeners to the Today programme, but not so long ago Lilley told an assembled group (of which I was a part) that following his pronouncements on welfare, many ordinary people came up to him in person (in the street, on the bus, etc.) to say that they agreed ..."