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Synonyms for expediency
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expedience, expediency(noun)

    the quality of being suited to the end in view

    opportunism, expedience, self-interest, self-seeking

    inexpedience, inexpediency


  1. expediency(noun)

    Haste; dispatch.


  2. expediency(noun)


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. expediency

    The returns or receipts include all that is received from an outlay or investment; the profit is the excess (if any) of the receipts over the outlay; hence, in government, morals, etc., the profit is what is really good, helpful, useful, valuable. Utility is chiefly used in the sense of some immediate or personal and generally some material good. Advantage is that which gives one a vantage-ground, either for coping with competitors or with difficulties, needs, or demands; as to have the advantage of a good education; it is frequently used of what one has beyond another or secures at the expense of another; as, to have the advantage of another in an argument, or to take advantage of another in a bargain. Gain is what one secures beyond what he previously possessed. Benefit is anything that does one good. Emolument is profit, return, or value accruing through official position. Expediency has respect to profit or advantage, real or supposed, considered apart from or perhaps in opposition to right, in actions having a moral character. Compare UTILITY.

    advantage, avail, benefit, emolument, gain, good, improvement, proceeds, profit, receipts, return, returns, service, usefulness, utility, value

    damage, destruction, detriment, disadvantage, harm, hurt, injury, loss, ruin, waste

    The profit of labor; on capital; in business.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. expediency

    utility, advantage, interest

    inexpediency, disadvantage, inutility, detriment

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. expediency

    fitness, propriety, suitableness, advisability, desirableness

  2. expediency

    advantage, profit, utility

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How to use expediency in a sentence?

  1. Justin Amash:

    True to Washington's fears, Americans have allowed government officials, under assertions of expediency and party unity, to ignore the most basic tenets of our constitutional order : separation of powers, federalism and the rule of law, the result has been the consolidation of political power and the near disintegration of representative democracy.

  2. Samuel Rodriguez:

    The idea of not voting – you’re sacrificing your Christian worldview on the altar of political expediency, it is silly to talk about not voting for either candidate. Every single Christian should vote.

  3. Henry David Thoreau:

    The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.

  4. Otis Chandler:

    Once we start to worry too often and too deeply about what certain individuals and what certain groups think about us, then we might start selling our souls for the sake of expediency.

  5. William Punshon:

    Cowardice asks: Is it safe? Expediency asks: Is it politic? But Conscience asks: Is it right?

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  • Opportunität, Zweckmäßigkeit, ZweckdienlichkeitGerman
  • convenienciaSpanish
  • opportunisme, efficacitéFrench
  • opportunisme, doelmatigheidDutch

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