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expedient

adjective
 
 
/ɪkˈspiːdiənt/ 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
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