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Definitions of expedient

  1. That which serves to promote or advance; suitable means to accomplish an end. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Means devised in an exigency; shift. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A means; device. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. That which serves to promote: means suitable to an end: contrivance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. That which promotes; means; contrivance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. That which promotes an end; resource. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A contrivance or shift; that which serves to promote or help forward any end or purpose. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. EXPEDIENTLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. serving to promote your interest; "was merciful only when mercy was expedient" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. Quick; expeditious. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Hastening or forward; hence, tending to further or promote a proposed object; fit or proper under the circumstances; conducive to self-interest; desirable; advisable; advantageous; - sometimes contradistinguished from right. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Fit; convenient; advisable. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Suitable: advisable. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Tending to promote; advisable; judicious. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Suitable under the circumstances; advantageous; advisable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Tending to promote an object proposed; serviceable for a purpose; proper under the circumstances; conducive to one's own ends. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Fit or suitable for the purpose; tending to promote some end; proper or necessary under the circumstances. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for expedient

  1. They were fast having recourse to school- books, using no other precaution than the simple expedient of writing them themselves. – The Monikins by J. Fenimore Cooper
  2. Edward the First ventured to break through the rule: but, able, powerful, and popular as he was, he encountered an opposition to which he found it expedient to yield. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
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