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expedient definition

  • adjective:
    • Appropriate to a purpose.
    • Serving to market your interest: had been merciful only once mercy had been expedient.
    • predicated on or marked by a concern for self-interest in place of concept; self-interested.
    • Obsolete Fast; expeditious.
    • Simple, simple, or quick; convenient.
    • Governed by self-interest, frequently short term self-interest.
    • Hastening or ahead; therefore, maintaining further or advertise a proposed object; fit or proper beneath the situations; favorable to self-interest; desirable; advisable; beneficial; -- sometimes contradistinguished from right or principled.
    • fast; expeditious.
    • Appropriate to a purpose.
    • Serving to promote your interest: was merciful only when mercy was expedient.
    • According to or marked by a concern for self-interest instead of concept; self-interested.
    • Obsolete Fast; expeditious.
    • Simple, simple, or fast; convenient.
    • influenced by self-interest, usually short-term self-interest.
    • Hastening or ahead; therefore, maintaining additional or advertise a proposed item; fit or proper beneath the conditions; favorable to self-interest; desirable; recommended; advantageous; -- often contradistinguished from right or principled.
    • Quick; expeditious.
    • appropriate to a purpose; useful
    • serving to advertise your interest
    • appropriate to a purpose; useful
    • portion to advertise your interest
  • noun:
    • Something that is an effective way to a finish.
    • Something contrived or used to fulfill an urgent need. See Synonyms at makeshift.
    • a way or means for achieving a specific result, specially when direct or efficient; a reference.
    • whatever serves to advertise or advance; suitable means to achieve a finish.
    • something which is a means to an end.
    • Means devised in an exigency; shift.
    • whatever serves to market or advance a desired result; any means which may be utilized to accomplish an-end.
    • ways devised or utilized in an exigency; a shift; a computer device.
    • Synonyms Expedient, Site, Resort, Contrivance, Device, Shift. Expedient, contrivance, and unit indicate artificial ways escape from trouble or embarrassment; resource indicates normal means or something possessed; resort and shift may suggest both. A shift is a short-term, bad, or hopeless expedient. When one's sources start to fail, you've got recourse to contrivances, expedients, etc., last but not least to nearly every change. Resort is less frequently applied to the thing resorted to than to the act of resorting. Contrivance and device suggest the majority of ingenuity.
    • some thing contrived or regularly satisfy an urgent need. See Synonyms at makeshift.
    • a way or opportinity for attaining a certain result, specially when direct or efficient; a resource.
    • what serves to promote or advance; suitable way to achieve an end.
    • Means developed in an exigency; shift.
    • a way to an-end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one
    • what acts to market or advance a desired outcome; any means which might be utilized to achieve an-end.
    • Means developed or used in an exigency; a shift; a device.
    • Synonyms Expedient, Site, Resort, Contrivance, Device, Shift. Expedient, contrivance, and device suggest artificial means of getting away from difficulty or shame; resource indicates natural means or something like that possessed; resort and change may indicate often. A shift is a temporary, bad, or desperate expedient. When an individual's resources begin to fail, one has recourse to contrivances, expedients, etc., last but not least to just about any move. Resort is less frequently placed on the fact resorted to rather than the work of resorting. Contrivance and device recommend nearly all of ingenuity.
    • an effective way to a finish; definitely not a principled or moral one
  • others:
    • Serving to promote or urge ahead; fast; expeditious.
    • Direct; without deviation or unnecessary delay.
    • Tending to promote some suggested or desired item; fit or suitable for the reason; appropriate under the conditions; advisable.
    • Conducive or tending to present benefit or self-interest.
    • Synonyms and Advisable, desirable, beneficial, profitable, helpful, most readily useful, sensible.
    • Serving to promote or encourage forward; fast; expeditious.
    • Direct; without deviation or unneeded delay.
    • looking after promote some recommended or desired item; fit or suited to the purpose; correct under the conditions; recommended.
    • Conducive or looking after provide advantage or self-interest.
    • Synonyms and Advisable, desirable, beneficial, lucrative, useful, most readily useful, wise.
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