expedient


expedient
expedient [ek spē′dē ənt, ikspē′dē ənt]
adj.
[ME < OFr < L expediens, prp. of expedire: see EXPEDITE]
1. useful for effecting a desired result; suited to the circumstances or the occasion; advantageous; convenient
2. based on or offering what is of use or advantage rather than what is right or just; guided by self-interest; politic
n.
1. an expedient thing; means to an end
2. a device used in an emergency; makeshift; resource
SYN.- RESOURCE
expediently
adv.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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