Part of speech: adjective

Pursuing unwise measures.

Part of speech: adjective

Inexpedient; imprudent.

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Usage examples "impolitic":

  1. It then announced the speedy publication of a work on the Impolicy of the Trade, the contents of which, as far as I could then see, I gave generally under the following heads:- Part the first, it was said, would show, that Africa was capable of offering to us a trade in its own natural productions as well as in the persons of men; that the trade in the persons of men was profitable but to a few; that its value was diminished from many commercial considerations; that it was also highly destructive to our seamen; and that the branch of it, by which we supplied the island of St. Domingo with slaves, was peculiarly impolitic on that account. - "The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade by the British Parliament (1808), Vol. I", Thomas Clarkson.
  2. 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", Various.
  3. 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", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009.