1. expedient

adjective. ['ɪkˈspiːdiːənt'] serving to promote your interest.


  • utile
  • carpetbagging
  • politic
  • advantageous
  • opportunistic
  • opportunist
  • timeserving
  • useful
  • carpetbag


  • useless
  • inexpedient
  • impolitic
  • inconvenient

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Rhymes with Expedient

  • disobedient
  • ingredient
  • obedient

Sentences with expedient

1. Adjective
Calculate the proper amount of wire and the most expedient routes for the circuits.

Quotes about expedient

1. On some positions, cowardice asks the question, is it expedient? And then expedience comes along and asks the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? Conscience asks the question, is it right?There comes a time when one must take the position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must do it because conscience tells him it is right.
- Martin Luther King Jr.

2. The meme for blind faith secures its own perpetuation by the simple unconscious expedient of discouraging rational inquiry.
- Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene

2. expedient

noun. ['ɪkˈspiːdiːənt'] a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one.


  • make-do
  • last resort
  • makeshift
  • agency
  • pis aller
  • crutch
  • stopgap
  • way
  • means
  • improvisation


  • inactiveness
  • inaction
  • natural object
  • inaccessible

3. expedient

adjective. ['ɪkˈspiːdiːənt'] appropriate to a purpose; practical.


  • permanent