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Synonyms for expedient
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expedient(adj)

    a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one

    Antonyms:
    impolitic, inadvisable, inexpedient

  2. expedient(adj)

    serving to promote your interest

    "was merciful only when mercy was expedient"

    Antonyms:
    inadvisable, impolitic, inexpedient

  3. expedient(adj)

    appropriate to a purpose; practical

    "in the circumstances it was expedient to express loyalty"

    Antonyms:
    inexpedient, impolitic, inadvisable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. expedient(a.)

    Synonyms:
    fit, proper, suitable, advisable, desirable

  2. expedient(a.)

    Synonyms:
    advantageous, profitable, useful, for one's advantage, for one's interest

  3. expedient(n.)

    Synonyms:
    shift, resource, resort, contrivance, means

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    timely, appropriate, desirable, expeditious, convenient, expediency, opportune

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Translations for expedient

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  • وسيلةArabic
  • средство, целесъобразен, начин, удобен, способBulgarian
  • formålstjenligtDanish
  • Hilfsmittel, Notlösung, nützlich, Ausflucht, ratsam, Mittel, zweckmäßig, Nothilfe, AuswegGerman
  • célszerűHungarian
  • espediente, opportuno, escamotageItalian
  • 편리한Korean
  • целисходен, целесообразен, целисходно средствоMacedonian
  • uitweg, snel, uitgekookt, slimmigheid, eenvoudig, redmiddelDutch
  • bekvemmelighetNorwegian
  • expeditivi, expeditive, expeditiv, expeditivăRomanian
  • простой, приём, уловка, удобныйRussian
  • ändamålsenligSwedish
  • uygun, yerinde, çözüm, yardımcı, münasipTurkish
  • متوقعUrdu
  • 权宜Chinese

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