impolitic impolitic  /ɪm ˈpɔ ˈlɪ ˌtɪk/


  • (adj) not politic


  1. That was an impolitic move.
  2. But Summers, who fancies himself a provocateur, proved uncommonly impolitic.
  3. That may be true in theory, but the statement was so impolitic that even such staunch Bush supporters as House Speaker Dennis Hastert were furious.


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  1. "It would be impolitic at best, and really craven at worse, to proceed to take North Korea off the list of state sponsors of terrorism until the Japanese were completely satisfied that their concerns about their citizens had been met," Bolton said.
    on Aug 21, 2007 By: John Bolton Source: Forbes

  2. Max Boot, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, says he doesn't think McChrystal's comments, however "impolitic and ill-advised," rise to the level of insubordination evident in these earlier instances.
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Max Boot Source: GPB

  3. "Khaleda's release has ended an imbalance in the country's political situation," said Professor Emajuddin Ahmed, a former vice-chancellor of the Dhaka University. "Keeping her in jail after Hasina was paroled was both impolitic and...
    on Sep 11, 2008 By: Fakhruddin Ahmed Source: TVNZ

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