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expedient

adjective [not gradable]  us   /ɪkˈspid·i·ənt/
helpful or useful in a particular situation, and without considering any moral question that might influence your decision: We thought it expedient not to pay the builder until he finished the work.
expediency
noun [U]  us   /ɪkˈspid·i·ən·si/ (also expedience,  /ɪkˈspid·i·əns/ )
political expediency
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