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Synonyms for expediency
ɪkˈspi di ən siex·pe·di·en·cy

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Wiktionary

  1. expediencynoun

    Haste; dispatch.

    Synonyms:
    expedience

  2. expediencynoun

    Synonyms:
    expedience

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.

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

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

    Preposition:
    The profit of labor; on capital; in business.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. expediency

    Synonyms:
    utility, advantage, interest

    Antonyms:
    inexpediency, disadvantage, inutility, detriment

Princeton's WordNet

  1. expedience, expediencynoun

    the quality of being suited to the end in view

    Synonyms:
    opportunism, expedience, self-interest, self-seeking

    Antonyms:
    inexpedience, inexpediency

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. expediency

    Synonyms:
    fitness, propriety, suitableness, advisability, desirableness

  2. expediency

    Synonyms:
    advantage, profit, utility

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How to use expediency in a sentence?

  1. Robert Brook:

    What we should not do is lessen our regulations and pose a threat to the cardiovascular health of the nation in the name of expediency or supposed economic growth or stimulus.

  2. Epicurus:

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

  3. 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.

  4. William Punshon:

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

  5. Soona Samsami:

    The notion that the Iranian regime will abandon their nuclear weapons program is misguided and a product of mullahs' duplicity and Western economic and political expediency.


Translations for expediency

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

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