impolitic


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im·pol·i·tic

 (ĭm-pŏl′ĭ-tĭk)
adj.
Socially unwise or imprudent; not politic: an impolitic approach to a sensitive issue.

im·pol′i·tic·ly adv.

impolitic

(ɪmˈpɒlɪtɪk) or

impolitical

adj
not politic or expedient; unwise
imˈpoliticly adv
imˈpoliticness n

im•pol•i•tic

(ɪmˈpɒl ɪ tɪk)

adj.
not politic, expedient, or judicious.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.impolitic - not politic; "an impolitic approach to a sensitive issue"
inexpedient - not suitable or advisable; "an inexpedient tactic"
foolish - devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"
politic - marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness; "it is neither polite nor politic to get into other people's quarrels"; "a politic decision"; "a politic manager"; "a politic old scoundrel"; "a shrewd and politic reply"

impolitic

adjective
2. Lacking sensitivity and skill in dealing with others:
Translations

impolitic

[ɪmˈpɒlɪtɪk] ADJimpolítico

impolitic

adjunklug

impolitic

[ɪmˈpɒlɪtɪk] adj (frm) → impolitico/a
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The cruelty, the impolitic cruelty,"--he replied, with great feeling,--"of dividing, or attempting to divide, two young people long attached to each other, is terrible.
We have seen, however, that it has not had thus far an extensive prevalency; that even in this country, where it made its first appearance, Pennsylvania and North Carolina are the only two States by which it has been in any degree patronized; and that all the others have refused to give it the least countenance; wisely judging that confidence must be placed somewhere; that the necessity of doing it, is implied in the very act of delegating power; and that it is better to hazard the abuse of that confidence than to embarrass the government and endanger the public safety by impolitic restrictions on the legislative authority.
To those who do not view the question through the medium of passion or of interest, the desire of the commercial States to collect, in any form, an indirect revenue from their uncommercial neighbors, must appear not less impolitic than it is unfair; since it would stimulate the injured party, by resentment as well as interest, to resort to less convenient channels for their foreign trade.
Listen to me, my dear girl," said the Gascon, who sought for an excuse in his own eyes for breaking the promise he had made Athos; "you must understand it would be impolitic not to accept such a positive invitation.
Darcy, it is very ungenerous in you to mention all that you knew to my disadvantage in Hertfordshire-- and, give me leave to say, very impolitic too-- for it is provoking me to retaliate, and such things may come out as will shock your relations to hear.
Sometimes vague accounts of such thing's reach our firesides, and we coolly censure them as wrong, impolitic, needlessly severe, and dangerous to the crews of other vessels.
Again and again he had been staked out as an ore-producing claim by men whom it would have been impolitic to rebuff.
Yes, novels; for I will not adopt that ungenerous and impolitic custom so common with novel-writers, of degrading by their contemptuous censure the very performances, to the number of which they are themselves adding -- joining with their greatest enemies in bestowing the harshest epithets on such works, and scarcely ever permitting them to be read by their own heroine, who, if she accidentally take up a novel, is sure to turn over its insipid pages with disgust.
But the method they take to correct that fault is absurd, impolitic, and tyrannical: for very often either their fellow-magistrates or some private persons conspire together and turn out the
The behaviour of these people may appear impolitic and ungrateful to the reader, who considers the power and benevolence of Mr Allworthy.
In like manner, all kinds of deficient and impolitic usages are referred to the national love of trade; though, oddly enough, it would be a weighty charge against a foreigner that he regarded the Americans as a trading people.
It is impolitic to say so publicly, but I looked forward to the opportunity to examine Nunn-McCurdy programs and determine what caused their cost, schedule and performance shortfalls.