Definition of expedient:
- 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.
- Means devised in an exigency; shift.
- Quick; expeditious.
- That which serves to promote or advance; suitable means to accomplish an end.
agree, wise, advisable, good, politic, recommendable, proper, befitting, opportunist, appropriate, shift, help, well, substitute, advisable, opportunistic, meet, timeserving, expediency, stopgap, makeshift, advantageous, profitable, tailor-made.
- expedient (part of speech: adjective)
utilizable (part of speech: adjective)
- at hand,
- opportune (part of speech: adjective)
My brother and I did play with the base, and I upon my viallin, which I have not seen out of the case now I think these three years, or more, having lost the key, and now forced to find an expedient to open it.- "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
- "Logic, Inductive and Deductive", William Minto.
- "Isaac T. Hopper", L. Maria Child.