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

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Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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. Katharine Butler Hathaway:

    It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life, and if you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, then your life will be safe, expedient and thin.

  2. Ben Carson:

    I've got to tell you something. I'm not politically correct, and I'm probably never going to be politically correct because I'm not a politician, politicians do what is politically expedient, and I want to do what's right.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    I pledge to you that every day I will fight for the public interest, not the corporate interest. I will not abandon any segment of American society -- whether you're gay or black or Latino or poor, or working class -- just because it is politically expedient at a given time.

  4. 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.

  5. Ben Carson:

    Politicians do what is politically expedient, and I want to do what's right.

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

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