What does the word impolitic mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Pursuing unwise measures.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Inexpedient; imprudent.

Usage examples for impolitic

  1. His first wedlock was impolitic, and this unpopular; and both were hasty and self- willed, and destructive of all reputation for that dignified prudence, which his elevation to the regency of the most reflective and enlightened nation in Europe demanded for its example and its welfare. – Early English Meals and Manners by Various
  2. Mr. Fox vowed he had never seen so fine a sight, and said many impolitic things which the duke must have overheard.... – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009