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  • nounstopgap
  • nounappropriateness

synonyms for expediency

  • practicality
  • contrivance
  • expedience
  • expedient
  • make-do
  • makeshift
See also synonyms for: expediencies
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The House arrived at that number because of political expediency — and it has stayed there because of it, too.
HOW THE HOUSE GOT STUCK AT 435 SEATSGEOFFREY SKELLEY (GEOFFREY.SKELLEY@ABC.COM)AUGUST 12, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
The 14 members of the panel have spent the past several months grappling with questions about balancing fairness and expediency.
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The only reason, the only thing that changed is the political expediency.
NORTH COUNTY REPORT: AN ACTIVIST ON HIS AGENDA FOR NORTH COUNTY AND BEYONDKAYLA JIMENEZJUNE 24, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Mr. Jackson supposed that Parliament had a right to tax America, but he much doubted the expediency of the present act.
THE EVE OF THE REVOLUTIONCARL BECKER
But Nature's voice is far less often heard than that of her adversary, expediency.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
Hard is the contest between affection and expediency, when it is raised by the question of circumstances.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
Therefore our political questions have been questions of expediency rather than of principle.
THOUGHTS ON EDUCATIONAL TOPICS AND INSTITUTIONSGEORGE S. BOUTWELL
The justice of the measure was not less evident than its expediency.
THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIREEDWARD GIBBON
The complaint that it sanctions 'expediency' is a simple fallacy.
THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME II (OF 3)LESLIE STEPHEN
The question was no longer one of ethics, but purely of expediency.
HIDDEN GOLDWILDER ANTHONY
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