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Expedient

Ex`pe´di`ent
a.1.Hastening or forward; hence, tending to further or promote a proposed object; fit or proper under the circumstances; conducive to self-interest; desirable; advisable; advantageous; - sometimes contradistinguished from right or principled.
It is expedient for you that I go away.
- John xvi. 7.
2.Quick; expeditious.
His marches are expedient to this town.
- Shak.
n.1.That which serves to promote or advance; suitable means to accomplish an end.
2.Means devised in an exigency; shift.
Noun1.expedient - a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one
Adj.1.expedient - serving to promote your interest; "was merciful only when mercy was expedient"
Antonyms:
inexpedient - not suitable or advisable; "an inexpedient tactic"
2.expedient - appropriate to a purpose; practical; "in the circumstances it was expedient to express loyalty"
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