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expedient

expedient - Dictionary definition and meaning for word expedient

Definition
(noun) a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one
Definition
(adj) serving to promote your interest
Example Sentence
  • was merciful only when mercy was expedient

Definition
(adj) appropriate to a purpose; practical
Example Sentence
  • in the circumstances it was expedient to express loyalty

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for expedient

pronounce it like "experienced"...an experienced person is always SUITABLE for making decisions..
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by manishrana50

expedient : expert + obedient ,,, they are the most "suitable" person
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by somabrata

Expedited plane trips are expedient (suitable or practical) since they take little time.
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by nic42991

u plan 2 go on an expedition so u make sure if it is expedient i.e. suitable n practical in time n money's context.
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by avinav

EXPEDIENT=EXPEND+DENTist EXPEND YR MONEY TO SUITABLE DENTIST
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by aman_ali_786

Expedient = ex means cut the ped; Make it more speedy.
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by shaktipada

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