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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

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  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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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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