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Synonyms for expediency
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  1. expediencynoun

    Haste; dispatch.


  2. expediencynoun


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  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. expediency

    utility, advantage, interest

    inexpediency, disadvantage, inutility, detriment

Princeton's WordNet1.3 / 3 votes

  1. expedience, expediencynoun

    the quality of being suited to the end in view

    opportunism, expedience, self-interest, self-seeking

    inexpedience, inexpediency

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  1. expediency

    fitness, propriety, suitableness, advisability, desirableness

  2. expediency

    advantage, profit, utility

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  1. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    Cowardice asks the question - is it safe? Vanity asks the question - is it popular? Expediency asks the question - is it political? But conscience asks the question - is it right? There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, popular, or political; but because it is right.

  2. Epicurus:

    Justice is a contract of expediency, entered upon to prevent men harming or being harmed.

  3. Theodore Roosevelt:

    No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.

  4. Prince Ali:

    I have always promoted cross-regional understanding, however the timing of this MOU between the AFC and the CAF looks like a blatant attempt to engineer a bloc vote, africa’s proud football associations are not for sale and development resources belonging to national football associations should not be used by presidential candidates and confederation presidents for political expediency.

  5. Keith Ellison:

    I said, 'That's Bernie.' That's the Bernie I know. Bernie is a class guy -- values trump political expediency. He didn't really care if it was going to help him or hurt him.

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

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