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expedient meaning and definition

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Definition of expedient (noun)

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

EXPEDIENT adjective

Definition of expedient (adjective)

  1. serving to promote your interest
    • "was merciful only when mercy was expedient"
    • antonym: inexpedient
  2. appropriate to a purpose; practical
    • "in the circumstances it was expedient to express loyalty"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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