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noun as in stopgap

noun as in appropriateness

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Even their local government—not an entity typically associated with expediency—released an app that gave citizens connected access to services in a fraction of the usual time.

For one insurance company, it has taken her seven months so far to get in-network, despite their promises of expediency.

When given the opportunity, states have often played with definitions of humanity for political expediency, to bolster their power, or to confer an advantage on a specific group.

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The House arrived at that number because of political expediency — and it has stayed there because of it, too.

The 14 members of the panel have spent the past several months grappling with questions about balancing fairness and expediency.

These all-clear fliers are filtered through special lines for expediency.

He appeared to be just a brave and decent impulse away from speaking out where political expediency has too often kept him silent.

But in our polarized era, memory is short and policy consistency often takes a backseat to partisan expediency.

On one hand, it seems oddly principled of Romney, a candidate who has always been guided by expediency when it comes to abortion.

The troops are acutely attuned to signs of political expediency.

Mr. Jackson supposed that Parliament had a right to tax America, but he much doubted the expediency of the present act.

But Nature's voice is far less often heard than that of her adversary, expediency.

Hard is the contest between affection and expediency, when it is raised by the question of circumstances.

Therefore our political questions have been questions of expediency rather than of principle.

The justice of the measure was not less evident than its expediency.


On this page you'll find 32 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to expediency, such as: practicality, contrivance, expedience, expedient, make-do, and makeshift.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.