impolitic

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Etymology[edit]

From im- +‎ politic.

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impolitic (comparative more impolitic, superlative most impolitic)

  1. Not in accordance with good policy; unwise, inexpedient; unadvisable.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 210:
      Even when it was impolitic to admire, let alone name, Evagrius, his descriptions of progress in the spiritual life could not be and were not ignored [...].

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