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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: not politic; "an impolitic approach to a sensitive issue" [ant: politic]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: circa 1600 not politic ; unwise impolitical adjective impolitically adverb impoliticly adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 inexpedient, unwise. 2 not politic. Derivatives: impoliticly adv.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Impolitic Im*pol"i*tic, a. [Pref. im- not + politic; cf. F. impolitique.] 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. Syn: Indiscreet; inexpedient; undiplomatic.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Imprudent, injudicious, indiscreet, ill-advised, ill-judged, inexpedient.

Moby Thesaurus

bad, botched, brash, bungled, butchered, fumbled, futile, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-contrived, ill-devised, ill-done, ill-executed, ill-gauged, ill-judged, ill-managed, ill-suited, ill-timed, improper, imprudent, inadvisable, inappropriate, inapt, incongruous, inconsiderate, indiscreet, inept, inexpedient, infelicitous, injudicious, inopportune, insensate, irrational, mal a propos, maladroit, malapropos, mindless, misadvised, misconducted, misdirected, misguided, mismanaged, muffed, murdered, myopic, negligent, out of place, reasonless, reckless, senseless, shortsighted, spoiled, thoughtless, unadvised, unbefitting, unconsidered, undesirable, undiplomatic, undiscerning, unfit, unfitting, unforeseeing, unfortunate, unhappy, unmeet, unprofitable, unreasonable, unreflecting, unreflective, unseasonable, unseeing, unseemly, unsensible, unsound, unsuitable, untactful, unthinking, unthoughtful, untimely, unwise, witless, wrong



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