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English definition of “expedient”

expedient

adjective     /ɪkˈspiː.di.ənt/ formal
helpful or useful in a particular situation, but sometimes not morally acceptable: It might be expedient not to pay him until the work is finished. The management has taken a series of expedient measures to improve the company's financial situation.Useful or advantageous expediently     /-li/ adverb Useful or advantageous
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