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English definition of “expedient”
/ɪkˈspiːdiənt/ adjective formal
› helpful or useful in the situation that now exists, although perhaps not the right thing to do morally or for the future: it is expedient to do sth It might be expedient not to pay him until some time after the work is finished. It would not be politically expedient to propose new fees. The management has taken a series of expedient measures to improve the company's financial situation. expediently /ɪkˈspiːdiəntli/ adverb › We need to find the means to take decisions both expediently and with due public consultation.