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Synonyms for expedient
ɪkˈspi di əntex·pe·di·ent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expedientadjective

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

    impolitic, inadvisable, inexpedient

  2. expedientadjective

    serving to promote your interest

    "was merciful only when mercy was expedient"

    inadvisable, impolitic, inexpedient

  3. expedientadjective

    appropriate to a purpose; practical

    "in the circumstances it was expedient to express loyalty"

    inexpedient, impolitic, inadvisable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. expedientadjective

    fit, proper, suitable, advisable, desirable

  2. expedientadjective

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

  3. expedientnoun

    shift, resource, resort, contrivance, means

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  1. Wesley Hunt:

    That’s not leadership, when you lead, you do what’s right, not politically expedient.

  2. Brian Luciano:

    Municipalities don't always have the officers' best interest at heart. They will do what's expedient for them for their political purposes, we see our role as protecting the rights of the accused. And in some cases, the accused is the police officer.

  3. John Calvin:

    For Scripture is the school of the Holy Spirit, in which, as nothing is omitted that is both necessary and useful to know, so nothing is taught but what is expedient to know. Therefore we must guard against depriving believers of anything disclosed about predestination in Scripture, lest we seem either wickedly to defraud them of the blessing of their God or to accuse and scoff at the Holy Spirit for having published what it is in any way profitable to suppress.

  4. Thomas Alva Edison:

    There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking.

  5. Maria Repnikova:

    As a result of that, it is expedient to use Russian state media sources because they're the ones portraying the( Ukraine) conflict with a more favorable eye or view from the Russian perspective.

Translations for expedient

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  • وسيلةArabic
  • средство, целесъобразен, способ, удобен, начинBulgarian
  • formålstjenligtDanish
  • Hilfsmittel, Ausweg, Nothilfe, zweckmäßig, Mittel, ratsam, Notlösung, nützlich, AusfluchtGerman
  • célszerűHungarian
  • espediente, escamotage, opportunoItalian
  • 편리한Korean
  • целисходно средство, целесообразен, целисходенMacedonian
  • snel, uitweg, uitgekookt, redmiddel, eenvoudig, slimmigheidDutch
  • bekvemmelighetNorwegian
  • expeditiv, expeditivă, expeditive, expeditiviRomanian
  • простой, удобный, уловка, приёмRussian
  • ändamålsenligSwedish
  • münasip, yardımcı, çözüm, yerinde, uygunTurkish
  • متوقعUrdu
  • 权宜Chinese

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