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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The quality of being suited to the end in view.

Usage examples (35)
  • His appointment was more out of expediency than anything else; there was simply nobody suitable to promote from inside.
  • Yet here too we may observe that what we term expediency is merely the law of right limited by the conditions of human society.
  • Reagan chose short-term expediency over long-term wisdom.
  • It inserts short-term expediency where ideals and entrepreneurship are called for. for more
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