Synonyms of expedient


1. expedient, means, agency, way

usage: a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one


1. expedient (vs. inexpedient), advantageous, opportunist, opportunistic, timeserving, carpetbag, carpetbagging, advantageous, convenient, politic, useful#1, utile

usage: serving to promote your interest; "was merciful only when mercy was expedient"

2. expedient, politic (vs. impolitic)

usage: appropriate to a purpose; practical; "in the circumstances it was expedient to express loyalty"

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Definition and meaning of expedient (Dictionary)