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impolitic

adjective uk   /ɪmˈpɒl.ɪ.tɪk/ us    /-ˈpɑː.lə.t̬ɪk/ formal
describes unwise words or actions that are likely to cause offence or problems, especially in social situations: I thought it impolitic to ask any questions about her ex-husband.Stupid and sillyOf unsound mind
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