V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: not showing good judgement--rash or unwise

Synonyms: imprudent, ill-advised, unwise, misguided, foolish, unseemly, reckless

Antonyms: politic, wise

Tips: Politic means "prudent;" its more familiar counterpart, political, can mean "pragmatic." The addition of the negative im-, "not," creates impolitic, "imprudent" or "foolish" in behavior or speech.

Usage Examples:

To refuse the invitation would be impolitic because it would greatly offend them and damage our relationship. (foolish, imprudent)

Her toast at dinner was terribly impolitic, as she had had too much to drink and practically insulted the host. (unseemly, reckless)

The politician tried to keep his impolitic wife out of the limelight, as she was prone to making controversial statements. (foolish, imprudent)

Antagonizing the picketing union workers would be impolitic. (imprudent, unwise, unseemly)

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