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Definition of expedient:

  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.
  2. Means devised in an exigency; shift.
  3. Quick; expeditious.
  4. 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.

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