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  • adj.worthwhile, appropriate
  • nounresource

synonyms for expedient

  • ad hoc
  • advantageous
  • desirable
  • feasible
  • judicious
  • opportune
  • practicable
  • practical
  • pragmatic
  • prudent
  • fit
  • fitting
  • meet
  • possible
  • utilitarian
  • wise
  • advisable
  • beneficial
  • convenient
  • discreet
  • effective
  • helpful
  • politic
  • profitable
  • proper
  • seasonable
  • suitable
  • tactical
  • timely
  • useful
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antonyms for expedient

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  • disadvantageous
  • impossible
  • unfeasible
  • unreasonable
  • unwise
  • unworkable
  • improper
  • inappropriate
  • incorrect
  • unfitting
  • unseemly
  • unsuitable
  • inexpedient
  • unprofitable
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How to use expedient in a sentence

Congress should pass legislation allowing for an expedient and merciful resettlement of Afghan refugees into the country.
THE U.S. OFFERED MY FAMILY A HOME AFTER THE VIETNAM WAR. IT MUST DO THE SAME FOR THOSE FLEEING AFGHANISTANAIMEE PHANAUGUST 17, 2021TIME
In some uncomplicated health-care situations, professional medical knowledge is sufficient to find an expedient solution, so decisions are straightforward.
HOLISTIC DECISION-MAKING IN A DIGITIZED HEALTH-CARE ENVIRONMENTSIEMENS HEALTHINEERSJUNE 16, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
After all, they reasoned, Burr was an expedient politician who would defect to the party that thrust him into power.
THE ELECTION THAT FORESHADOWED 2020JAMES MORONEJANUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Machine learning provides an equitable, precise, and expedient capability to allocate our precious vaccine supplies.
THE COVID-19 VACCINE ROLLOUT IS DANGEROUSLY FLAWED. SCIENCE AND DATA COULD FIX ITMATTHEWHEIMERDECEMBER 18, 2020FORTUNE
Walling America off—whether physically, economically, or digitally—is expedient, but it is the ultimate self-defeating move for a 21st-century power that relies on international interconnectedness.
TRUMP’S TIKTOK BAN ISN’T ‘TOUGH ON CHINA’—IT’S ACTUALLY QUITE THE OPPOSITEJAKEMETHSEPTEMBER 9, 2020FORTUNE
I beseech your Majesty to be pleased to have executed immediately what is most expedient for the royal service in this matter.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
But, after all, perhaps it might be easier and more expedient if he were to appear to accept the Seneschal's statement.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Probably his retreat would be cut off by some similar device, so the bolder expedient of an advance offered the better chance.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
He trusted that what might be done in this matter be most expedient for the service of the king our sovereign.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
Yet all this was beside the main point, which was that the action of Congress, whether expedient or not, was illegal.
THE EVE OF THE REVOLUTIONCARL BECKER
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WORDS RELATED TO EXPEDIENT

  • artful
  • astute
  • calculating
  • conniving
  • contriving
  • crafty
  • cunning
  • deceitful
  • devious
  • expedient
  • opportunist
  • plotting
  • shrewd
  • sly
  • underhanded
  • unscrupulous
  • wily
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.