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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

    impolitic, inadvisable, inexpedient

  2. expedient(adj)

    serving to promote your interest

    "was merciful only when mercy was expedient"

    inadvisable, impolitic, inexpedient

  3. expedient(adj)

    appropriate to a purpose; practical

    "in the circumstances it was expedient to express loyalty"

    inexpedient, impolitic, inadvisable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. expedient(a.)

    fit, proper, suitable, advisable, desirable

  2. expedient(a.)

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

  3. expedient(n.)

    shift, resource, resort, contrivance, means

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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How to use expedient in a sentence?

  1. Bob Clifford:

    Half of the fund for relief is a problem, even giving Boeing its due, it missed its mark because they added a new layer of confusion to expedient and efficient relief to these families.

  2. Carolyn Wang:

    What we're building is a triage tool that will live on ProjectBaseline.com, and we plan to pilot it in California next week, our aspiration is for the triage tool to be used much more broadly over time. Initially, we're linking it with several sites in the Bay Area to test and iterate, and collaborating closely with organizations like Quest Diagnostics and Labcorp who are also working on additional approaches to making testing more accessible and expedient in other areas.

  3. Aldo Leopold:

    Examine each question in terms of what is ethically and aesthetically right, as well as what is economically expedient. A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.

  4. Thomas Alva Edison:

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

  5. Chloe Swarbrick:

    How many world leaders, for how many decades have seen and known what is coming but have decided that it is more politically expedient to keep it behind closed doors? My generation and the generations after me do not have that luxury.

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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