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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Behaving in a way that is not careful and that could make people think you are not sensible. Rash, not expedient.

Usage examples (31)
  • Commercial shackles are generally unjust, oppressive, and impolitic.
  • An impolitic approach to a sensitive issue
  • One thing which worries me is that any recognition for the S.S.P.X would be 'impolitic' so soon before the arrival of that twerp who now claims to be U.S. president.
  • Bald or candid statements are usually unwise, or "impolitic," which is why politicians tend to avoid them, knowing that they may be falsified by events. for more
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