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Adjective: expedient  ik'spee-dee-unt
  1. Serving to promote your interest
    "was merciful only when mercy was expedient"
  2. Appropriate to a purpose; practical
    "in the circumstances it was expedient to express loyalty"
Noun: expedient  ik'spee-dee-unt
  1. A means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one

Derived forms: expedients

See also: advantageous, carpetbag, carpetbagging [informal], convenient, favorable [US], favourable [Brit, Cdn], opportunist, opportunistic, politic, timeserving, useful, utile

Type of: agency, means, way

Antonym: inexpedient

Encyclopedia: Expedient