Definition of Impolitic

1. Adjective. Not politic. "An impolitic approach to a sensitive issue"

Also: Inexpedient, Foolish
Similar to: Inexpedient, Unwise
Antonyms: Politic



Definition of Impolitic

1. a. Not politic; contrary to, or wanting in, policy; unwise; imprudent; indiscreet; inexpedient; as, an impolitic ruler, law, or measure.

Definition of Impolitic

1. Adjective. Not in accordance with good policy; unwise, inexpedient; unadvisable. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Impolitic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Impolitic

1. Not politic; contrary to, or wanting in, policy; unwise; imprudent; indiscreet; inexpedient; as, an impolitic ruler, law, or measure. "The most unjust and impolitic of all things, unequal taxation." (Burke) Synonym: Indiscreet, inexpedient, undiplomatic. Origin: Pref. Im- not + politic; cf. F. Impolitique. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Impolitic

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Literary usage of Impolitic

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1. A History of Rome from the Earliest Times to the Establishment of the Empire by Henry George Liddell (1855)
"His impolitic conduct towards the Achaeans. § 9. His attempt to seize the possessions of Ptolemy in Asia Minor, opposed by Attalus and Rhodes. § 10. ..."

2. The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Cæsar, to the Revolution by David Hume (1810)
"... were entirely decayed, so that he would have the 1756 greatest difficulty in repairing his ships; that it would be impolitic to attempt the relief of ..."

3. A History of the English Church During the Civil Wars and Under the by Ecole littéraire de Montréal, Charles Gill, William Arthur Shaw (1900)
"j. ,1 , j- impolitic city, of the petition of the ministers of London complaining of divers passages in the recent ordi- nance, instancing defects in the ..."

4. The Constitutional History of England from the Accession of Henry VII. to by Henry Hallam (1876)
"... the violent and impolitic resolution of refusing to officiate at her coronation.f * This remarkable fact, which raus through all domestic and foreign ..."

5. The Writings of George Washington by George Washington (1890)
"A proscribing system, or Laws having the same effect, when carried to a great extent, ever appeared to me to be impolitic ; and their operation should ..."

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