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Meaning of “expedient” - Learner’s Dictionary

expedient

adjective     /ɪkˈspiːdiənt/ formal
An expedient action achieves a useful purpose, although it may not be moral: It might be expedient not to pay him until the work is finished.Useful or advantageous
expediency     /ɪkˈspiːdiənsi/ noun [U] the quality of being expedient: an issue of political expediencyUseful or advantageous
(Definition of expedient adjective from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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